Our topic in science is 'Evolution and Inheritance'. Here is some information to support your learning.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z9qs4qt A useful guide to understanding evolution.
Created for schools, this animation explains evolution by looking at the ancestry of the horse.
How have animal skeletons adapted over thousands of years of evolution? Martin Hughes-Games looks at the skeletons of animals and humans and explains how and why they have changed.
Fossils are the stone remains of animals or plants that were once alive. Fossils can be the bones of a dead dinosaur or his big footprints in the sand. Usually only the skeletons of animals are left after millions of years. But sometimes a whole animal, like a woolly mammoth, gets trapped in ice.
Martin Hughes-Games visits a science museum with some students to investigate fossils and what they tell us about the evolution of life on our planet.
An educational video about variation, adaptations and evolution.
Selective breeding is also known as artificial selection. It is the process by which humans breed plants and animals for particular genetic characteristics. We have been doing this for thousands of years - ever since we first bred food crops from wild plants, and started domesticating animals about 10,000 years ago.
Michaela Strachan introduces the concept of inherited characteristics in animals and vegetables. We see how dog breeders and vegetable growers make use of artificial selection.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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