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Explore evolution

Classroom resources


15 mins Micro-organisms in Space
Part of the series Inside Science A look at a self-supporting eco-system intended for space travel

Series

Meteorite Survivors
A series of short videos looking at how different plant and animal species survived and adapted in the wake of the catastrophic meteorite impact on Earth 65 million years ago.
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Secondary evolution videos

30 mins Evolution
Part of the series Resource Review (Secondary)
With the bicentenary of Charles Darwin's birth bringing a renewed focus on teaching evolution, Resource Review focuses on evolution resources at primary and secondary levels.
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30 mins Evolution
Part of the series Ceri Evans' Masterclass
Former Teacher of the Year Ceri Evans inspires a group of gifted and talented Year 10 students in an active lesson about Darwin's theory of evolution.
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15 mins KS3/4 Science - Teaching Evolution
Caroline Molyneux, head of science at Balshaw CE High School uses several innovative methods of delivering the KS4 curriculum about Darwin and the Theory of Evolution. Caroline explores evolution with hands on techniques such as making pupils dress up as ...
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60 mins Penguins: The Birds That Wanted to Be Fish
This programme looks at the remarkable evolution of birds through the unique story of the penguin. Penguins faced millions of years of evolution to achieve their main objective of conquering the oceans. During this time, they acquired the ability to live in ...
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15 mins Richard Dawkins - Talking Education - Episode 1
Richard Dawkins, professor of the public understanding of science at Oxford University, talks to Sheena McDonald about science, creationism and faith schools. Controversial geneticist Dawkins is known for his outspoken views on teaching religion and science ...
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5 mins Turtles and Tortoises
Part of the series Meteorite Survivors
How turtles and tortoises managed to survive the meteorite crash that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs.
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5 mins Sharks
Part of the series Meteorite Survivors
How sharp senses and physical flexibility helped sharks survive a devastating meteorite crash 65 million years ago.
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5 mins Reptiles
Part of the series Meteorite Survivors
The evolutionary adaptability of reptiles is examined in this short video which looks at how they survived the meteorite impact which killed the dinosaurs.
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5 mins Plants
Part of the series Meteorite Survivors
A look at the adaptation skills which enabled many plant species survive the meteorite strike which killed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.
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5 mins Mammals
Part of the series Meteorite Survivors
How biology and behaviour helped mammals survive the meteorite crash that led to the dinosaurs being wiped out.
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