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Key Information

Downloadable digital workshop designed by our Ocean education experts alongside teachers

  • Price £75 (Including VAT)
  • Download includes: includes all resources, bespoke original videos

Evolution – Create a Creature KS2 Science Workshop

This workshop offers a fun and interactive way to introduce and model the key principles of evolution. Your class will play two curriculum linked games in a series which allows them to create their own creatures through randomly selected adaptation features. They will then take that same creature through several ecosystems and challenging scenarios of an ever-changing world. Natural selection will mean that only the strongest will survive this evolution game!

What’s Included?

Your purchase allows you to download everything you need for a 90-minute workshop, including 4 purpose made videos.

You will receive full instructions and resources for a 30-minute extension session, and two independent home learning activities to complete the learning experience.

Preview the teacher pack below.

Student Outcomes

At the end of this activity your students will be able to:
1. Describe the process of evolution
2. Explain the process of natural selection
3. Theorise on the adaptations an animal needs in different ecosystems
4. Appraise the survivability of a given animal in an ecosystem

National Curriculum Links

1. Key Stage 2: Evolution and inheritance
a) Recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago [Y6]
b) Recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents [Y6]
c) Identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution [Y6]

2. Key Stage 2: Living things and their habitats
a) Recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things [Y4]


What is in the workshop?

The Evolution Create a Creature workshop contains everything you need to complete 90 minutes of learning within the classroom, a 30-minute extension activity, plus two home learning activities. The workshop is split into four interactive videos, which guide your students through the key principles to evolution and natural selection.

Who is the workshop aimed at?

This workshop is suitable for all key stage 2 students.

Do I need any other resources?

You will need to be able to play the videos to the class in a way in which they can easily see and hear the content. Each student will require a pencil, access to a dice, and one printed worksheet, the template for which is found in the Teacher Manual provided when you purchase the workshop.

What format is the workshop in?

The workshop contains four mp4 videos, which will easily play through most media player software eg: Windows Media Player, Quicktime Player, VLC etc.

What happens after I pay?

Once you have purchased your workshop your confirmation email will contain a link allowing you to download all the required files from our online archive. This includes the Teacher Manual and the four videos.

How often can I use the workshop?

Once purchased, you can download the workshop to your school computer. You may then use the workshop as many times as you wish.

Who else can use my workshop?

Your workshop can be shared between teachers within your school. However, we ask that you do not share this resource outside of your own school or make the content publicly available. (See Terms & Conditions.)

Why do we charge a price for this workshop?

This workshop has been made by the Ocean Conservation Trust; a registered Ocean Conservation Charity (registered charity number 1032491). As part of our mission to Connect everyone to the Ocean, we provide a selection of zero cost resources on our website (www.Oceanconservationtrust.org). In addition to these, we also produce a small number of premium products, the sale of which helps to fund the essential conservation projects and education programmes that are the core of our operation.

Where can I find out more about the Ocean Conservation Trust and their work?

To find out more about the work we do, visit our website www.Oceanconservationtrust.org

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