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Discover Darwin for KS2 & 3

A new and exciting education pack has been produced to help teachers explore the science of Darwin and to replicate some of his experiments in the classroom. This celebratory educational pack has been produced by The London Borough of Bromley and The Charles Darwin Trust, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund to encourage children to follow in Darwin’s Footsteps using The Origin of Species as a route map.

The pack explores the subjects and chapters in 'The Origin of Species' and breaks them into easy to use lesson plans for KS2 and KS3 with accompanying powerpoints for teachers to use.

The lessons in this pack are designed to introduce children to Darwin’s experiments in his garden and the countryside around Down House. The school grounds, a local park or even wasteland may become the key to stimulating student’s interest in the distinctive value for local scientific investigations, just as Darwin did.

The resource pack covers curriculum topics in an integrated way; science, literacy, numeracy, art, history and ICT are included. Each lesson is self-contained but together they form a module that could be attempted in a science or environment week.

This pack was launched in March 2010 during National Science and Engineering Week and as part of the International Year of Biodiversity 2010 and was distributed to every school in The London Borough of Bromley as a free resource.

The pack is also availabile as a free downloadable resource below with accompanying PopwerPoints for each unit. Please note larger PowerPoint files may take longer to download.



Discover Darwin Lesson Plans - Key Stage 2


The pack explores the subjects and chapters in 'The Origin of Species' and breaks them into easy to use lesson plans with accompanying powerpoints for teachers to use.

Unit 1 - Darwin's ways of working
Unit 2 - Seed dispersal
Unit 3 - Worms
unit 4 - Entangled bank

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Discover Darwin Lesson Plans - Key Stage 3


The pack explores the subjects and chapters in 'The Origin of Species' and breaks them into easy to use lesson plans with accompanying powerpoints for teachers to use.

Unit 1 - Darwin's big ideas and ways of working
Unit 2 - Struggle for existence - adaptation
Unit 3 - Artificial and natural selection - Darwin's Pigeons
unit 4 - Darwin's orchids

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Discover Darwin PowerPoint - KS2 Unit 1 - Darwin's Ways of Working


This PowerPoint supports KS2 Unit 1 - Darwin's Ways of Working.

For full use of PowerPoint and slide notes save this file to your computer (6MB)

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Discover Darwin PowerPoint - KS2 Unit 2 - Seed Dispersal


This PowerPoint supports KS2 Unit 2 - Seed Dispersal.

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Discover Darwin PowerPoint - KS2 Unit 3 - Worms


This PowerPoint supports KS2 Unit 3 - Worms.

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Discover Darwin PowerPoint - KS2 Unit 4 - Entangled Bank


This PowerPoint supports KS2 Unit 4 - Entangled Bank.

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Discover Darwin PowerPoint - KS3 Unit 1 - Darwin's Big Ideas and Ways of Working


This PowerPoint supports KS3 Unit 1 - Darwin's Big Ideas and Ways of Working.

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Discover Darwin PowerPoint - KS3 Unit 2 - Struggle for Existence - Adaptation


This PowerPoint supports KS3 Unit 2 - Struggle for Existence - Adaptation.

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Discover Darwin PowerPoint - KS3 Unit 3 - Artificial and Natural Selection - Darwin's Pigeons


This PowerPoint supports KS3 Unit 3 - Artificial and Natural Selection - Darwin's Pigeons.

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Discover Darwin PowerPoint - KS3 Unit 4 - Darwin's Orchids


This PowerPoint supports KS3 Unit 4 - Darwin's Orchids.

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