How did the giraffe get a long neck and why does the camel have a hump? Read some traditional folk tales to explain these features then find out the evolutionary facts behind the myths and write your own fact-based versions. Add up your survivor score - will you make it onto the leaders’ board?
i) Recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago.
ii) Recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents.
iii) Identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.
- Report and present findings from enquiries, including conclusions, causal relationships and explanations of and degree of trust in results, in oral and written forms such as displays and other presentations.
- Identify scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments.
Extended Writing Opportunity
Argument and debate: Write up your new animal or plant explaining all adaptations to an extreme climate and why it would be the most valuable addition to the world.
Fiction: Explain through story writing how certain features of animals have evolved.