Darwin's Thinkers: Assemblies and Quick Start Resources

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These resources, aimed at primary level, can be used for an assembly about the project or as a class introduction to learning about plants. An extract about the life of Charles Darwin sets the scene, and a video and postcard from Carly, a real life plant hunter. Carly works in Namaqualand, South Africa where as part of her work she collects plants and seeds for the Kew garden seedbank.

Teacher guidance is provided along with activity sheets, a poster of Darwin and class certificates.

Further activities which link to this resource are:

Thinking Walk

Living Well

The Feel Good Factor

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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