The Human Story

This kit introduces students to aspects of hominin evolution.

Suitable for years 10–VCE
The human story learning kit

The kit contains replicas of key skull fossils in the human story, posters to assist with cranial volume calculations, a book containing background information and instructions for the teacher.

The teacher can run all of the activities at once, spread them over a number of classes or use the specimens in activities of his or her own design. An interactive PDF is provided, that can be printed out or used on devices such as a tablet, for recording student data.

The kit is aimed at VCE Biology Unit 4 and AusVELS Science students. The kit will make it possible for students to evaluate evidence for evolutionary change and evolutionary relationships by examining:

  • Casts from the fossil record and considering biogeography and comparative morphology
  • Hominin evolution:
    • shared characteristics which define primates, hominoids and hominins
    • major trends in hominin evolution from the genus Australopithecus to the genus Homo including morphological, structural and cognitive development


$150 (GST inclusive) for a 1-week loan.


Kits will be delivered by post. We pay for posting the kit to you, you pay for return postage. Other arrangements may be possible upon booking.

All Learning Kit bookings are subject to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions and as such are subject to change in line with the Victorian Chief Health Officer’s advice. We will be in contact with all teachers prior to their booking if we need to clarify any new requirements. 

Please read our  booking and cancellation policy before proceeding.

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