Darwin, evolution and working scientifically

This list provides a range of activities to explain natural selection and also consider the development of a scientific theory.

To make the story more clear for students, events may not necessarily be related in chronological order. The list suggests suggests:
• Describing the evolution of species as we see it today.
• Artificial selection.
• Observing variations in nature.
• Natural selection and evolution.
• Communicating ideas.

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