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Hands-on activities

The hands-on activities pack and associated notes below contain 4 activities that explore natural selection with Key Stage 2 (ages 8-11) pupils. The 4 activities are:

  • Natural selection of antibiotic resistant bacteria
  • Natural selection based on camouflage, illustrated by the peppered moth
  • How fossils form
  • Handling fossils

The props required can be obtained from local shops or a supermarket. About an hour is required for the 4 activities.

Hands-on activities pack (PDF 148KB)

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Associated notes (PDF 964KB)

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Interactive games

These 4 short interactive games illustrate different aspects of Darwin’s theory of evolution.

Finch game

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Monster game

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Evolution of language – the story of orange

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Quiz

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