Evolution and inheritance

Classroom resources

Species variation game: peppered moth lucky landing

Play the lucky landing game to explore how changes in the environment affects the survival of peppered moth variations. 

Evolution: spot the adaptations in Darwin's finches

Compare the beaks of six of Darwin's Finches from the Galápagos Islands - a useful starter video for a lesson on adaptation and evolution.

A game of Snakes and Antlers

By playing Snakes and Antlers children will understand the impact environmental factors have on evolution, and the impact environmental and human factors have on the survival of species today.  PDF (4.9MB)

Useful articles

In the Museum


From the Beginning

Explore the evolution of life on our planet in the From the Beginning gallery.

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Human Evolution

Meet your ancient relatives, trace the origins and evolution of our species, and explore what makes us human.

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