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Darwin Day celebrates the birth of this eminent scientist who challenged the status quo of beliefs of the time to propose the radical new idea of evolution through natural selection. This collection brings together different resources from various publishers, suitable for all ages. For primary pupils the Darwin...

This Catalyst article looks at the celebrations surrounding the life and work of Charles Darwin. Darwin was born 200 years ago and the article looks at some of the activities surrounding the bicentenary and examines his work.

This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2009, Volume 19, Issue 4.

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Produced by ARKive this presentation introduces Charles Darwin as a naturalist. It tells the story of his life, describes how he was influenced and encouraged by the learning of his friends and contemporaries; and describes the voyage of the Beagle from 1831-36. The presentation illustrates Darwin's skills of...

Produced by ARKive, these materials use Darwin and the voyage of the Beagle as a context to explore a number of topics around adaptation, variation, natural selection and evolution. The activities are designed to be used as a set or individually, alongside your existing resources. The resources look at:

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Published by the Wellcome Trust in January 2011, this report provides the findings from the final stage of the evaluation of the Darwin Education Initiative. It includes the findings from follow-up interviews with case study schools which explored the continued use of the Great Plant Hunt and Survival Rivals...

A Catalyst article looking at a day in the life of Charles Darwin at his home in Kent. Much of Charles Darwin’s life after his return from the Beagle voyage was spent at Down House in Kent. He moved here in September 1842 and the article describes the important work such as Darwin’s Theory of Evolution by Natural...

The Charles Darwin Trust uses the intellectual and cultural heritage of Darwin, through his approach to science and his work at Down House and in the immediate countryside, to inspire a deeper understanding of the natural world. Darwin Inspired materials promote enquiry-based learning. They prompt children to...

The Charles Darwin Trust uses the intellectual and cultural heritage of Darwin, through his approach to science and his work at Down House and in the immediate countryside, to inspire a deeper understanding of the natural world. Darwin Inspired materials promote enquiry-based learning. Students are challenged to...

In this Bowland assessment task, students plan a day out for thirty pupils based upon data given. Students are provided with three places from which to choose. Information about the distance from the school and the entrance cost of each activity is given, along with the results of a survey in which each of the...

Create a den at school using this STEM challenge, which links to geography and D & T. Children learn about natural disasters and how they affect people in many ways, then are challenged to plan and construct a sturdy...

Survival Rivals are hands-on experiments inspired by Darwin and produced by the Wellcome Trust.

The three resources in the series are:
* I'm a Worm, Get Me Out of Here (exploring natural selection)
* Brine Date (looking at sexual selection)
* The X-Bacteria (investigating antibiotic...

This activity asks students to carefully observe the buildings around them and the materials they are built from. The challenge is to design their own building, thinking about material choice, test strength of chosen materials and research the jobs involved within the construction industry. The challenge finishes...

From the British Nutrition Foundation, in partnership with the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB...

This animated clip explains how Mercury rotates in around 59 Earth days to rotate but only takes 88 Earth days to orbit the Sun (the length of its year). So Mercury spins three times for every two orbits, which means each Mercury day lasts for two Mercury years. This means, living on Mercury, you would celebrate...

On 30th June in 1908 the largest asteroid in recorded history smashed into Earth in Siberia. This date is now used as an opportunity to highlight the risks of asteroids to equipment in space and the Earth; and their positive effects such as their role in the formation of the solar system and asteroid impact sites...

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