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Darwin200
The Wellcome Trust brings Darwin into the 21st century

Resources for schools

Whichever year groups you teach, there's something to get your students excited about evolution and following in Darwin's footsteps. Browse projects for primary and secondary school audiences, as well as a range of useful links related to best practice in teaching evolution.

The Great Plant Hunt:Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew have produced a series of Darwin-inspired activities for primary schools. The activities in the Darwin Treasure Chest - designed for the classroom, online and in the great outdoors - include exploring habitats, collecting seeds and growing plants.

Survival Rivals: Don't miss this series of Darwin-inspired experiments for secondary schools. These practical projects, tailored to the 11-14, 14-16 and post-16 age groups, will help pupils see the link between Darwin's ideas and biology today.

A Question of Taste: Alongside the Survival Rivals experiment kits, At-Bristol, Centre for Life and Nowgen will be running workshops to help 16-to-19-year-olds get hands-on experience with molecular biology techniques, including extracting and testing their own DNA.

Routes: Katherine Ryan is 23 and has lupus and cancer. Join her gripping, 8-week online adventure - a brand new format for Channel 4 Education, in association with the Trust - to explore if and how her genes are involved.

Teachers’ TV: Browse a range of programmes on how to teach evolution and Darwin-related topics, including a documentary series on human evolution and a 'School Matters', exploring the teaching of evolution and creationism.

Research on teachers’ views: Read the Trust-commissioned report [PDF 48KB] on teachers’ views, approaches and needs in relation to ‘Darwin-inspired’ science.

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