Darwin Inspired Learning
Follow in the footsteps of Darwin with our A Level modules - Funky Pigeons, Brilliant Barnacles and Murderous Plants.
These teaching resources for A-level students consist of curriculum-linked modules to teach major biological themes such as variation and adaptation, selection, genetics, classification and phylogeny. The materials stress how Darwin critically questioned and observed the natural world by using the living laboratory of his home and garden, and by drawing on his Beagle voyage experiences and observations. Supporting materials for each module include a teacher's pack, Powerpoint presentations, student worksheets and an exam-style question.
Each module is also accompanied by video interviews with a contemporary scientist working in the same areas as Darwin, to stimulate students' understanding of how scientists work today, and to reflect on the differences and similarities in biological science now and then.