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ERIC Number: EJ1156613
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
Darwin's Doodles
Kirkman, Robbie
Primary Science, n141 p9-11 Jan 2016
The Eden Project, an educational charity based in Cornwall, is home to the largest rainforest in captivity and is a unique and awe-inspiring destination. It is one thing to talk about the idea of adaptation to environment but quite another to actually go into the rainforest and use your senses to explore up close living examples of ingenious plant adaptations. In 2014, the schools team at the Eden Project engaged with over 50,000 students through education programmes and have maintained a 100% recommendation rate from teachers. This article describes how the Eden Project uses this resource to deliver the new primary science curriculum for England and what ideas and activities teachers could try themselves. Four simple rules to the project's approach to primary science are provided and explored. A description of a 2 hour workshop entitled "Darwin's Doodles: An Amazonian Odyssey" is also provided
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A