Leaf hunting with line drawings

Three activities which can be used modularly, or together to create a lesson on identifying common plants and practicing use of descriptive language. This lends itself best to younger ages (UK KS1, age 6-7). With some work this can also be modified to be an activity focussing on classification for older groups. Sorting leaves Sort … Continue reading Leaf hunting with line drawings

Ep 43 – Part 2 – Peppered moths: Example of evolution and science at work

Part 2: Primer on a resource on the peppered moth and evolution, using digitized specimens from the collections of the Natural History Museum. The story of the peppered moth is a great illustration of evolution by natural selection. And the study of the phenomenon now called industrial melanism is also a great example of how … Continue reading Ep 43 – Part 2 – Peppered moths: Example of evolution and science at work