KS2 Evolution and adaptation
Follow in the footsteps of Darwin and unravel the mysteries of how plants have adapted to a variety of habitats, from the dry deserts to the hot rainforest.
Follow in Darwin’s footsteps and explore how plants and animals have evolved over time and adapted to a variety of different climates and habitats.
This session takes you on a journey through time in our Evolution Garden to unravel the mysteries of plant evolution and adaptation.
This session is best suited for upper Key Stage 2 pupils, due to the concepts explored and language included.
Pupils will be able to:
- Explore how plants have changed over time and observe evolution up close.
- Recognise which plants grow in which habitats and how they have adapted to suit that environment through evolution.
- Identify individual plant adaptations and their purpose.
We will ensure the learning outcomes focus on the year group taking part.
Year 6 – Evolution and inheritance
- 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.
- Planning different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions.
- Reporting and presenting findings from enquiries, including conclusions.
- Identifying scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments.
- Use spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, hypothesising, imagining and exploring ideas.
Example keywords: evolution, inheritance, fossil, adaptation, competition, climate, habitat, reproduction, climatic conditions.