As part of our ‘Evolution and Adaptation’ Science topic this term, Year 6 have been exploring Darwin’s theory of ‘Natural Selection’, ‘Survival of the Fittest’ and ‘Inheritance’.
We were especially fascinated by Darwin’s Galapagos Islands’ bird observations in which he realised that, after stormy weather that destroyed particular food, certain birds’ beaks were more suited to the food that remained. We put the theory to the test, exploring different sized beaks and how effective they were at gathering certain food. We did of course have to replicate bird beaks and food using all sorts of imaginative resources:
And our findings? A kestrel’s beak is VERY well adapted to its environment!