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Darwin`s Finches

Posted On 23 Mar 2017
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In their Science Topic on Evolution and Inheritance the Y5/6 children have been studying the work of Charles Darwin.Part of Darwin’s voyage included a visit to the Galapagos Islands in the Pacific Ocean, close to South America. Islands form a very important piece of evidence in Darwin’s theory, because they isolate populations from each other. The children became finches with different types of beaks as part of an experiment to explain  the theory of “survival of the fittest” and “natural selection”. They had fun trying to pick up different types of seeds with pliers, tweezers, toothpicks and pins.

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