Learning about Evolution

We started our lesson on Wednesday by taking part in a fury caterpillar hunt!

The fury caterpillar hunt was a game which got us to think about which colours we could see clearly on the carpet and which were harder to spot. This got us thinking about camouflage and survival of the fittest. We went on to learn about the Peppered Moth and how the numbers of light and dark moths changed over time. This was because the darker moths, which had once been the most visible to the birds, were not disguised by the blackened trees and so more of their number survived to pass on their genes.

Parents, ask your children whether how long their frog survived the frog game!

Finally, we looked at different ‘beaks’  to see which were suited to which food sources.

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