Darwin's Discoverers: Quick Start Resources

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These resources, aimed at Key Stage One, can be used for an assembly or as a class introduction to learning about plants. An extract about the life of Charles Darwin sets the scene, followed by a video and postcard from Dan, a real life plant hunter. Dan works as a plant scientist discovering plants in different habitats, observing and recording his findings. In the video he outlines his work, showing plants growing in different habitats and the adaptations they show depending on where they are found. A postcard from Dan sets up a challenge for children to out and discover plants and seeds in your area and see how they grow.

Further activities which link to this resource are:

Thinking Walk

Spot the Plant

Sorting and Sprouting

This resource is part of The Great Plant Hunt, which is designed to encourage children to draw inspiration from the life and work of Charles Darwin to develop their understanding of the natural world. It was created by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and commissioned and funded by the Wellcome Trust to mark the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth

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