The Teacher’s Notes sections help you to make the most of using Darwin’s letters in the classroom. To accompany every subject specific or cross-curricula pack you will find:
On returning from the Beagle Voyage, Darwin carried out most of his scientific work from home, enlisting the support of his family members and corresponding with colleagues all over the world. Now you can try out some of Darwin’s own experiments.
This resource pack provides edited letters to and from Charles Darwin, contextual images, diary entries and selected texts to enable you to:
- understand how Darwin carried out particular experiments and his thinking behind them
- understand the significance of some the experiments for his theory of natural selection
- carry out the same experiments
- compare results with Darwin
- expose seeds to a variety of conditions to test their viability
- create a weed garden
- design an insectivorous plant
- dissect an owl pellet
The Beagle Voyage / Darwin’s Scientific Women
Packs can be used on-line or materials can be downloaded.
The packs contain links to the Darwin Correspondence Project main site and to other relevant sources.