Doing Darwin’s Experiments
Darwin wrote to thousands of correspondents and his letters and notebooks show us how he worked. Many of his experiments were simple to create but had a profound impact on scientific thinking. Some of these experiments are replicated here.
By the end of the activities pupils will be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of the features, functions and classification of insectivorous plants.
- understand more about nutrient uptake by insectivorous plants and compare their findings with Darwin’s own.
- understand possible conditions affecting seed dispersal and germination and the implications for seed dispersal by different methods.
- describe the factors affecting plant survival.