7-11 Historical Connections History

Meet the Crew of the HMS Beagle

Introduction – Downloads – Supporting Resources This activity allows students to investigate the role and responsibilities of crew members on board The Beagle and what it would be like to live and work on board such a ship. From Captain to fiddler and boy to poop cabin they will begin to learn about life on […]

7-11 Historical Connections History

Advances In Technology and Exploration

Introduction – Downloads – Supporting Resources This activity allows students to explore advances in technology and exploration since the time of Darwin. Learning objectives Recognise how scientific ideas change and develop over time and how these influence current thinking. Students’ outcomes To demonstrate understanding of modern scientific research and how improvements in technology has led […]

7-11 Historical Connections History

Changes Over Time: How Did Darwin Preserve Specimens?

Introduction – Downloads – Supporting Resources In this activity students will have the opportunity to investigate how animal and plant specimens were preserved during the time of Darwin’s voyage. Learning objectives Considering the development of scientific methods and thinking over time. Students’ outcomes To use discussion and ideas to investigate how biological sampling has developed […]

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7-11 Evolution Science

Evolution In A Day

Introduction – Downloads – Supporting Resources Let the animals of Galapagos take you on an evolutionary adventure. We begin with a journey into the world of Natural Selection, and go on to explore adaptations of iconic Galapagos species, through exciting and ‘hands on’ activities. Allow students to challenge their thinking and become a scientific thinker […]

7-11 Historical Connections History

Changes Over Time: Darwin’s Kit List

Introduction – Downloads – Supporting Resources This activity investigates science during Darwin’s time and now. Students are introduced to the scientific equipment Darwin had on board ‘The Beagle’ and consider its purpose. Learning objectives Considering the development of scientific methods and thinking over time. Students’ outcomes To compare and contrast how science and scientific research […]

7-11 Historical Connections History

Pirates, Privateers and Perilous Seas

Introduction – Downloads – Supporting Resources Introduce students to the pirates and privateers that visited the Galapagos and their reasons for doing so. Learning objectives To consider reasons for early exploration To understand why pirates and privateers used the Galapagos as a base To consider the life of an explorer Students’ outcomes To explain the […]

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The Evolution of the Mockingbird

Introduction – Downloads – Supporting Resources This activity unravels the mystery of the Mockingbird and how the Thenca of Chile helped Darwin on his voyage of discovery ‘On the Origin of Species’. Learning objectives Science: Use appropriate scientific language to identify and discuss how scientific ideas have changed and developed over time. Identify how animals […]