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Charles Darwin Day: Resources & CREST Awards
We’ve brought together a fantastic selection of resources to help you celebrate International Charles Darwin Day in school or at home!
There are official resources from the International Darwin Day website, fantastic CREST Awards projects to complete and a full list of activities from STEM Learning.
Charles Darwin Day – 12 February 2020
‘International Darwin Day will inspire people throughout the globe to reflect and act on the principles of intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity, scientific thinking, and hunger for truth as embodied in Charles Darwin. It will be a day of celebration, activism, and international cooperation for the advancement of science, education, and human well-being.’
Darwin related projects & an award – awesome!
Superstar Challenges Booklet (Ages 7-11)
A Special New Tree – types of tree & their characteristics
Brilliant Birds – birds, habitats, designing & making
Bumblebee Mystery – all about pollinators & their habitats
Camouflaged Creatures – trees, their differences & the life they support
Disappearing Dinosaurs – debating the extinction of dinosaurs
Drifting Dandelions – looking at seed dispersion
Fossil Folly – thinking about fossils & dinosaurs
Goodbye Old Tree – trees & the different materials we get from them
Recycle Reuse – making paper and thinking about recycling paper
Tree Trouble – trees as habitats for other living things
Under Your Feet – mini-beasts and nature from a different perspective
Warm or Cold – discovering warm and cold blooded creatures
Windy Ways – wind patterns and directions
Superstar – DNA / World Around Us Challenges Booklet (Ages 7-11)
Ancient Animals – thinking about animals that lived in the past
Contamination Detectives – thinking about how microbes spread
Fascinating Faces – how DNA can be used to investigate the past
Freckle Finders – how some people look alike and some don’t
Peas in a Pod – plant features influenced by genetics and the environment
Plant Parents – selective breeding and genetic engineering in farming
Star Awards (Ages 5-7)
Animal Adventure – Minibeasts & habitats
Discovery Bag – Trees, life support trees give & differences between trees
Plant Detectives – Where plants grow
CREST Accredited Activities
ASE – Primary upd8
Bright Green Hydrogen – Clean or Dirty Energy, Exploring Hydropower
Plastic Oceans – Plastic Hero
Children Challenging Industry – Is there anyone out there?
MP Futures – A Pyramid Today
STEM Learning – Biomimicry, Polar Explorer
STEM Learning have CPD, ideas & an enormous library of resources and activities, click here to take a look!
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