Terms 1-4 Monday–Friday
Guide your students through our Darwin to DNA exhibition, with education resources provided by the museum, to investigate the roles of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace in independently discovering the theory of evolution through natural selection.
Students consider a number of controversial issues: Who owns the genome? Should chimpanzees be classified as part of the genus Homo? Can DNA from fossils be used to clone long-extinct organisms? Are humans still evolving? Mechanisms of evolution, including genetic drift and divergent and convergent evolution, are also explored.
An education kit, Darwin to DNA, which includes background information, and pre- and post-visit activities, is available online.
Science Level 9-10