Teacher Zone

Welcome to the Discovering Galapagos Teacher Zone, a collection of UK curriculum-linked resource developed by Galapagos Conservation Trust to help you bring Galapagos to life in your classroom! Teach students about the fascinating science, important history and remarkable geography of these enchanted isles.

In this zone, you can discover a wide range of free resources which have been written for teachers, by teachers. They can be used as one-off lessons or as an entire term of cross-curricular activities for 7-11, 11-14 and 16-18 age groups. Click on one of the buttons below to get started.

Science

Discover biodiversity, explore evolution and examine environmental threats.

Geography

Discover plate tectonics, introduce volcanoes and explore hydrothermal vents.

History

Follow Darwin's footsteps and discover Galapagos as pirates.

Galapagos Focus

Learn about plastic pollution, follow migrating sharks and examine invasive species.

Age Groups

Click here to discover all our resources by age group.

How To

Click here to find out more about Discovering Galapagos and how to use the site.

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: It is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by…

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: It is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by…

Science

(Charles Darwin)

A changing environment

In this section you’ll find resources highlighting environmental threats such as invasive species and climate change.

Evolution

In this section you’ll find resources exploring evolution, natural selection, genetics and variation.

Life sciences

In this section you’ll find resources covering biodiversity, food chains, rock types and habitats.

All science

In this section you’ll find all our science resources including evolution and life sciences for all ages.

Everything in nature is the result of fixed laws…

Everything in nature is the result of fixed laws…

Geography

(Charles Darwin)

Mapping and tracking

In this section you’ll find resources on tracking animals including whale sharks and mapping tortoise migrations

Physical geography

In this section you’ll find resources on hotspots, climate change and oceanography.

All geography

In this section you’ll find all our geography resources including physical geography and mapping for all ages.

Truth is born into this world only with pangs and tribulations, and every fresh truth is received unwillingly…

Truth is born into this world only with pangs and tribulations, and every fresh truth is received unwillingly…

History

(Alfred Russel Wallace)

Historical connections

In this section you’ll find resources on pirates, Darwin’s life and adventures on the Beagle.

All history

In this section you’ll find all our history resources including historical connections for all ages.

Nothing exists for itself alone, but only in relation to other forms of life…

Nothing exists for itself alone, but only in relation to other forms of life…

Galapagos Focus

(Charles Darwin)

Galapagos giant tortoise

In this section you’ll find resources on tracking tortoises, tortoise evolution and case studies from the field.

Sustainable Galapagos

In this section you’ll find resources on sustainable living, tourism and conservation in Galapagos.

Invasive species

In this section you’ll find resources on invasives species and how they are threatening Galapagos’ native wildlife.

Endangered sharks

In this section you’ll find resources on tracking whale sharks and Marti the Hammerhead Shark storybook.

Marine iguanas

In this section you’ll find resources on marine iguana adaption and citizen science.

Plastic pollution

In this section you’ll find resources on plastic waste, it’s impacts and what we can do about it in Galapagos and the UK.

GCSE resources

In this section you’ll find resources specifically for GSCE including taxonomy, biological sampling and El Niño.

All Galapagos focus

In this section you’ll find all our Galapagos focused resources including torotises, sharks, iguanas and plastics.