Wallace and Evolution

Event information

Event type: Gallery character

Location: Hintze Hall by the bottom of the stairs

Suitable for: key stage 2 (ages 7-11)

Capacity: 35 students

Duration: 40 minutes

Ticket prices:

£1 per student
Booking required

Darwin wasn't the only scientist of his time to have thought about evolution. Alfred Russel Wallace will show your class how to identify adaptations in living things and help them to understand how advantageous adaptions over time can lead to evolution.

Students will learn about adaptation, life cycles and evolution by natural selection.

Pre-visit information and curriculum links PDF (537KB)

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