Focus on... Darwin's legacy
Issue 107 | Page 3 | Published Mar 2009
The world is celebrating Charles Darwin's anniversary in 2009, so why was he so important to science? For his original ideas on evolution, clearly, but also because of his way of working: the patient gathering of detailed observational evidence, searching for patterns in his data and basing theories on careful analysis of evidence a powerful message for children and teachers.
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David describes the impact of visitors on the ecology and life of the Galapagos Islands.
Sue asked teachers in focus groups to discuss their knowledge of Darwin and how they might introduce Darwinian science.
Rupert suggests easy activities for engaging children's interest in adaptation and other Darwinian concepts.