Our science topic this term is: Evolution and Inheritance
We will be learning to:
The children will work scientifically by: observing and raising questions about local animals and how they are adapted to their environment; comparing how some living things are adapted to survive in extreme conditions, for example, cacti, penguins and camels. Alongside this, they will analyse the advantages and disadvantages of specific adaptations, such as being on two feet rather than four, having a long or a short beak, having gills or lungs, tendrils on climbing plants, or brightly coloured and scented flowers.
During this unit of science, we will also be looking at the significant work of Mary Anning in the field of fossil collecting and paleontology.
What can you find out about these key scientists who played such an important role in developing theories of evolution and inheritance?