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Researching Evolution

As part of our STEM project – Interdependence &¬†Adaptation¬†– Year 6 visited UCL’s Grant Museum yesterday. We were fascinated by the collection of specimens which gave us a chance to learn more about how different species have evolved over time. We discovered incredible features that organisms have developed to succeed in harsh environments, protect themselves from predators and ensure they get the nutrients they need. Marianne was particularly impressed with a few pupils who had questions about the ethics of using animals for scientific research – a topic we may explore in a philosophical enquiry if we have time.