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Animal Classification

Produced by ARKive, in this activity students classify animals into broad groups (vertebrates and invertebrates, amphibian, bird, fish, mammal, reptile).

In the second section of the activity students are encouraged to use the ARKive website to find out how different species are adapted for the environment...

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2010 to date

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Darwin's Finches

Produced by ARKive in this resource students observe images of different species of finches from the Galapagos Islands. The activity supports students in producing a simple key.

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2010 to date

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Sharks and Rays

In this activity from ARKive, students use a key to identify several species of shark and ray. Extension questions use video of shark movement available on the ARKive website as a context to discuss adaptation.

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2010 to date

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Darwin and Natural Selection

In this activity from ARKive, students look for similarities between the basic body plans of different vertebrates as evidence of evolutionary change.

This customisable PowerPoint presentation builds the scientific explanation of natural selection by illustrating four key observations:

All organisms...

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2010 to date

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Evolution - 'Descent with Modification'

In this activity from ARKive students look for similarities between the basic body plan of different vertebrates as evidence of evolutionary change.

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2010 to date

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Evolution - Peppered Moth

In this activity from ARKive students observe images and video material (with web access) of pale and dark forms of peppered moth. The activity uses the relative number of pale and dark forms in different environments as a model for evolution.

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2010 to date

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Evolution - Family Ties

In this activity from ARKive students observe images and video material (with web access) of different primates. The activity presents evidence for a common ancestor shared by different animal groups.

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2010 to date

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Key Stage Three Capability Tasks

A range of resources from the Nuffield Foundation for students to develop and reveal their capability longer more open tasks requiring designing, making and evaluating are necessary. Sometimes these activities are referred to as projects, or design and making assignments.

In Nuffield Design and Technology...

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1990 - 1999

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Designing and Making with Textiles at Lower Key Stage Two: Designing a Simple Sampler

One of the trial units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology. In this unit, children design and make a 'simpler sampler' using fabric crayons and patterns derived from handwriting patterns.

The purpose of the activity is to create modern samplers to display handwriting patterns. This...

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2000 - 2009

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Nuffield Advanced Mathematics Book 1

Book One of Nuffield Advanced Mathematics was the first of five core text books. It bridged the gap between GCSE and AS and A level Mathematics. It was designed to be accessible to students who had attained GCSE grade C and above, and to develop a strong foundation for further study.

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1990 - 1999

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