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Darwin inspired learning resources

Teachers and students using Field Studies Council identification sheetsThe Charles Darwin Trust takes Charles Darwin, the person, scientist and Victorian gentleman, his house, gardens and countryside at Downe as an inspiration for teaching and learning science. We have used the Darwin Inspired Learning approach to create teaching resources which teachers can use for free.

Students are encouraged to work like Darwin so that they begin to understand the nature of science; making observations, asking questions, experimenting to investigate the natural world, collaborating with others, reading and researching. Darwin Inspired Learning is a starting point for evidence gathering and making good arguments that students explain to others.

We currently have resources developed and freely available for Key Stage 2 (ages 7-11), Key Stage 3 (11-14) and Post-16