Year 6 Play a card game to teach pupils how animals' offspring varies.

Linking to topics evolution and inheritance and inheritance, this lesson pack is for animal lovers in year 6 and P7. Teach the class about the sensational scientist Charles Darwin and play a card game in which the children ‘breed’ their own dogs to discover the effect of dominant and recessive genes.

This pack includes:

  • A lesson plan, complete with an explanation of the gene rules
  • A printable card game entitled ‘Become a dog breeder’
  • A PowerPoint presentation that investigates how genes affect dogs’ coat colour and introduces the work of Charles Darwin and his theory of natural selection
  • Three guided reading texts: Sensational scientist Charles Darwin, how pet microchips work, and an interview with Dr Nicola Rooney, who trains dogs to do amazing things

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Created: Oct 31, 2018

Updated: Mar 5, 2019

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