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Clippy Island – investigation into natural selection

A selection of activities suitable for Key Stage 4 (ages 12-14) students investigating natural selection.

Student objectives

  • To understand that organisms show natural variation within a population
  • To understand that species characteristics can change over periods of time
  • To understand that natural selection is the main mechanism which drives evolution
  • To know that natural selection acts on individuals and that populations evolve
  • To understand that adaptations are controlled by genes, and that these genes are passed from parent to offspring

Developed by a team of scientists, curators and educators from The University of Manchester and The Manchester Museum.

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Resource pack (PDF 367KB)

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Student worksheet (PDF 310KB)

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Supporting information

Teacher guidance (PDF 3.36MB)

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