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Darwin and Natural Selection *suitable for home teaching*

In this activity from ARKive, students look for similarities between the basic body plans of different vertebrates as evidence of evolutionary change. This customisable presentation builds the scientific explanation of natural selection by illustrating four key observations:

  • All organisms produce more offspring than survive to adulthood.
  • Populations remain more or less constant in numbers.
  • Members of the same species show variation in characteristics.
  • Some characteristics are inherited and so are passed on to the next generation.

Please note that the website is no longer available, where links are listed for additional information within the Teachers' notes.The Teachers' notes file also includes the answers to the activities within the ARKive Darwin collection resources.

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