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.
These 4 short interactive games illustrate different aspects of Darwin’s theory of evolution.
Tristan Maclean, Inspiring Young Scientists Co-ordinator, Norwich Research Park
tel: 01603 450970