Charles Darwin, Mary Anning and Alfred Wallace

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By Gillian Ravenscroft

Use three scientists on the 2014 Science curriculum as a starting point to teach about evolution.

The unit on Evolution and Inheritance in the new Year 6 Science Curriculum not only focuses on learning about similarities and differences between offspring and parents; but also requires that children:
  • recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago
  • identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution

In support of this, the Notes and Guidance section suggests that pupils find out about the work of Mary Anning, Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace.


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