Year 6 Evolution and Inheritance: Why do birds have different shaped beaks?

Year 6 Evolution and Inheritance: Why do birds have different shaped beaks?

WOW Lesson

Embark on an exciting journey of discovery with Science expert, Angharad Pass, as she presents a captivating lesson on Evolution and Inheritance. This lesson aims to deepen children's understanding of natural selection and the remarkable ways in which animals adapt to their environments. Throughout the lesson, pupils will engage in thought-provoking discussions, make predictions, and conduct comparative and fair tests to explore the concept of adaptation. They will have the opportunity to record data and results using tables, enhancing their scientific skills. This lesson also draws connections to Charles Darwin's groundbreaking exploration of the Galapagos Islands, revealing how his discoveries contribute to our understanding of adaptations. To further extend their learning, students will be invited to research using secondary sources.

Key Stage 2

Year 6

  • Science
  • Evolution and inheritance
  • identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution
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