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Teach evolution in a day!

Teach evolution in a day!

Eager to explore evolution but need some help? Use our comprehensive resource to teach everything your students need to know through great examples from Galapagos. Suitable for KS2. Linked to current National Curriculum. You can find more plans and activities on the Discovering Galapagos website.

By dan_gct

ScienceBuzz - Animated Key Words in Science

ScienceBuzz - Animated Key Words in Science

A free resource for students, teachers and parents. Useful revision of key concepts and vocabulary in science. Animated in an engaging and simple way these videos cover some of the trickier aspects of biology, chemistry and physics. If you are a KS2/KS1 teacher, then these will give you a useful refresher. Primarily aimed at KS3 and KS2 students, these videos are ideal for revision and unit starters. There are easy 'pause points' for you to check understanding. Subscribe to the ScienceBuzz on YouTube for regular updates.

By mcherrill

Investigating Adaptation of Birds’ Beaks

Investigating Adaptation of Birds’ Beaks

Explore adaptation in this activity and how and why birds’ beaks are shaped differently. Meet some of our Galapagos feathery friends! Suitable for KS2. Linked to current National Curriculum. You can find more plans and activities on the Discovering Galapagos website.

By dan_gct

Darwin and the Mockingbird - A story of Evolution

Darwin and the Mockingbird - A story of Evolution

Explore Darwin’s journey of discovery, unravel the mystery of the mockingbird and learn how this inquisitive bird led to Darwin’s questioning of the origin of species. Suitable for KS2 and 3. Linked to current National Curriculum. You can find more plans and activities on the Discovering Galapagos website.

By dan_gct

A Galapagos Finch’s Tale of Evolution

A Galapagos Finch’s Tale of Evolution

Millions of years ago a little flock of birds made the perilous journey across the Pacific Ocean to the Galapagos Islands. These were the ancestors of the finches that live there today. Learn about their journey of evolution from one species to the 13 distinct species of today. Suitable for KS2 and 3. Linked to current National Curriculum. You can find more plans and activities on the Discovering Galapagos website.

By dan_gct

Adaptation of the Marine Iguana

Adaptation of the Marine Iguana

Discover the fascinating story of the marine iguana, from how they colonised the Galapagos Islands as land iguanas and eventually diverged to become a different species. The amazing adaptations of the marine iguana will be revealed! Suitable for KS2 and 3. Linked to current National Curriculum. You can find more plans and activities on the Discovering Galapagos website.

By dan_gct

Oranguatans Comprehension

Oranguatans Comprehension

This reading comprehension supports a BBC news report of a recent discovery that orang-utans, which were previously thought to be herbivores, do on occasion eat meat.  Since humans and orang-utans share a common ancestor, this has led scientists to speculate about the diet of our early ancestors. The resource contains 3 differentiated worksheets, with content domain references and answers.

By Headway_Learning

Year 5/6 Science Knowledge Organisers (Upper KS2)

Year 5/6 Science Knowledge Organisers (Upper KS2)

Knowledge organisers for each topic in the Year 5 and Year 6 Science curriculum. Included within these are images that cover some key concepts as well as a key vocabulary section for some of the words children may come across during the topics. These are useful for either sticking in books at the start of the topic to refer back to or to enlarge and have on display.

By krisgreg30

Year 6 Science Knowledge Organisers

Year 6 Science Knowledge Organisers

Knowledge organisers for each topic in the Year 6 Science curriculum. Included within these are images that cover some key concepts as well as a key vocabulary section for some of the words children may come across during the topics. These are useful for either sticking in books at the start of the topic to refer back to or to enlarge and have on display.

By krisgreg30

Evolution and Inheritance Knowledge Organiser (Year 6)

Evolution and Inheritance Knowledge Organiser (Year 6)

A knowledge organiser for evolution and inheritance. Included within this is are images that cover some key concepts as well as a key vocabulary section for some of the words children may come across during the topic. These are useful for either sticking in books at the start of the topic to refer back to or to enlarge and have on display.

By krisgreg30

Drawing & Painting Skulls Bundle.

Drawing & Painting Skulls Bundle.

Save 55% Develop drawing skills with these skull resources. 1. COMPLETE THE MISSING SECTIONS OF SKULL Learning Object: to draw with detail and a range of tones. All sections could be completed in pencil or you could use a range of media such as fine liner, charcoal pencils, conte crayon or paint. 2. COMPLETE THE SKULL DRAWING A step more difficult than the task above - this time complete the missing half of the skull. 3. SKULL & SKELETON PHOTO BANK 22 Fantastic photographs of a human skull and rib-cage within a PowerPoint - easy to print. Dramatic compositions make these photographs ideal to draw and paint from. 4. SKULL GRID DRAWING Teach a range of drawing skills with this excellent resource. Your students will learn about line, tone and the importance of adding detail. Excellent extension task or cover lesson. 5. SKULL PHOTOBANK WITH ARTIST & MEDIA SUGGESTIONS A new set of photos from those listed above. Beautiful, detailed, high resolution photographs of a real human skull. This could be the starting for a comprehensive project drawing and/or painting project. There are photographs of the full skull front on and from the side, close-ups and a second set of photographs where the skull sits on red cloth for that dramatic Hamlet feel! There are suggestions for what drawing mediums to use, what artists to make links with, some skull facts to sound like the expert and ideas for where to take this project.

By TheArtyTeacher