Year 6 biography on Charles Darwin

This biography for year 6, linking to the topic evolution and inheritance, explains how the famous scientist Charles Darwin discovered artificial selection. Darwin used pigeons to see for himself how different features could be ‘selected’ by deciding which birds got to breed and which didn’t. This report also explains the difference between artificial selection and natural selection.

This downloadable reading pack includes:

  • An A3 reading spread for you to print.
  • Reading comprehension question sheet.
  • An answer sheet including the objective for each question, which is taken from the reading national curriculum.
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Created: Oct 16, 2018

Updated: Mar 6, 2019


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