In this biology lesson that explores evolution, students begin by investigating family trees starting with the great apes, move on to the selective breeding of cabbages and, finally, create their own family tree.
In the next activity they retrace Darwin’s steps in the Beagle and model his work with finches on the island using an exciting hands-on approach.
An engaging follow-up looks at adaptation in more depth with Build-a-Beast, which provides the opportunity to create a lost world classroom display of animals the students have created shown in the environments they are adapted to survive in.
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