SRSP 7-11 Unit 8 Earthworms and Darwin
This unit for lower KS2 introduces in simple terms some key themes in the Science and Religion debate, within an ecological framework. It asks questions about the relationship between humanity and the natural world.
Through looking at origins-type questions, perceived rivalries between the explanations of science and religion are explored. The unit also investigates the ‘Goldilocks effect’ where conditions in the universe are said to be ‘just right’ for life.
Pupils are encouraged to make moral choices and justify them and to develop empathic skills..
This unit consists of three lessons and is suitable for pupils aged from 7-9 years.
- Wonderful worms?
- Were there fossils in the Garden of Eden?
- What is the ‘Goldilocks Effect’?
Some of the materials can be viewed on screen and some can be downloaded for editing or printing. To view the pdf files you need Adobe Acrobat Reader, to listen to the AV files you need to have the Quicktime plugin. See the about section for more details.
Wormtalk Audio Click to listen, if you’d like to download this audio, right click the link and select “Save link as”
Goldilocks and the three bears story – for the IWB Click to listen, if you’d like to download this audio, right click on the link and select “Save link as”