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.

 

Key Questions

  • Wonderful worms?
  • Were there fossils in the Garden of Eden?
  • What is the ‘Goldilocks Effect’?

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Unit Resources

Unit Proforma and links to RE and science curricula (Word)

Unit Proforma and links to RE and science curricula (PDF)

 

Lesson 1

Lesson Plan (Word)

Pupil Resource Sheet 1: Wormtalk (Word)

Wormtalk Audio Click to listen, if you’d like to download this audio, right click the link and select “Save link as”

Pupil Resource Sheet 2a: Earthworms and Darwin I (Word)

Pupil Resource Sheet 2b: Earthworms and Darwin II (Word)

Pupil Resource Sheet 3: Willie the worm makes art (Word)

Teacher Resource Sheet 1: Two questions (Word)

Teacher Resource Sheet 2: A worm’s place (Word)

 

 

Lesson 2

Lesson Plan (Word)

Pupil Resource Sheet 1: Have you ever asked this question? (Word)

Pupil Resource Sheet 2: Adam and Eve (Word)

Pupil Resource Sheet 3: Fossils – time capsules (Word)

Pupil Resource Sheet 4: Cards (Word)

Teacher Resource Sheet 1: Fossils for the whiteboard (Word)

Lesson Assessment: Who thinks? (Word)

 

Lesson 3

Lesson Plan (Word)

Pupil Resource Sheet 1: Which birthday cake (Word)

Pupil Resource Sheet 2: Keeping the atmosphere, “just right” (Word)

Teacher Resource Sheet 1: Three different options (Word)

Lesson Assessment: Three different questions (Word)

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”

 

Unit Assessment: We are human, I am God (Word)

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