Monday, February 17, 2014

How to teach … Darwin and the theory of evolution

Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection is one of the most significant scientific ideas of all time. Celebrate the scientist and his theories on Darwin Day with our resourcesCharles Darwin Introduce primary pupils to the life and work of Darwin with this storybook from Kew Gardens and the Wellcome Trust. It contains loads of useful information about Darwin – including details of his life-changing, five year voyage aboard HMS Beagle – along with a host of Darwin-themed activities. The resource was created to encourage children to explore the natural world around them. Ideas include taking a "thinking walk" – as the man himself did – and making a nature wristband. Pupils might also enjoy pressing flowers, writing a diary entry about an outdoor adventure or making a collection of natural objects.