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Discover what colour worms your local birds prefer.
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What do brine shrimp look for in a mate?
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Explore antibiotic resistance in bacteria.
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Don't worry if you haven't got a Survival Rivals kit, there are still lots of ways you can take part.

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'Taste test' for Neanderthal DNA

Recent research shows that the taste gene was present in Neanderthals as well as humans.

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Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust produces lots of other resources, games and activities for schools.

Website: http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Education-resources/Teaching-and-education/index.htm

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The Great Plant Hunt

The Great Plant Hunt is the Wellcome Trust's Darwin 200 initiative for primary schools. A treasure chest packed with everything needed to help children follow in the footsteps of Darwin was distributed to all state primary schools across the UK in 2009 and lots of extra resources are online.

Website: www.thegreatplanthunt.org.uk

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BBC Learning Zone

The BBC have selected a number of relevant TV clips for teachers in their Learning Zone, to help pupils discover the world through Darwinian principles. Clips were chosen specifically for use in the classroom and can be searched for by individual topic or by the term 'Darwin'.

Website: www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone

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Tree of Life

Explore the evolutionary links between living things with the Wellcome Trust's Tree of Life. At this site you can watch the video of the Tree of Life animation, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, which shows how species have evolved over time. You can also explore the interactive version and find out how different species are related.

Website: www.wellcometreeoflife.org

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DNA to Darwin

This allows 16-19 year old biology students to explore the molecular evidence for evolution by using computers to analyse DNA and protein sequence data. Each of the student activities centre around an engaging story from recent research in molecular genetics encompassing microbiology, plant and animal biology and human evolution.

Website: www.dnadarwin.org

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ARKive's Charles Darwin education resources

In association with the British Council, ARKive has produced a selection of new and exciting Darwin education materials suitable for 11-16 year olds. Using Darwin's voyage on the Beagle and his theory of evolution by natural selection as the exploratory vehicles, the materials cover a range of subjects including variation, classification, natural selection and identification keys.

Website: www.arkive.org/darwin


Teachers TV

Teachers TV are producing a range of television programmes about evolution for teachers and students, available to view and download online.

Website: www.teachers.tv/evolution

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Evolution MegaLab

With this giant experiment, you can discover evolution occurring in your garden, park or under a hedge. Take part in the Evolution MegaLab and find out how, thanks to a common little snail, you can see evolution at work.

Website: www.evolutionmegalab.org

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Other Darwin 200 partners

Find out more about Darwin on the Darwin 200 website.

Website: www.darwin200.org/info-for-schools.html

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Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

The RSPB's work is driven by a passionate belief that we all have a responsibility to protect birds and the environment. Bird populations reflect the health of the planet on which our future depends. They offer a lot of fantastic information and resources for schools to bring wildlife and the environment into your classroom.

Website: www.rspb.org

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Society for General Microbiology

The Society for General Microbiology promotes the science and significance of microbiology and they have a website dedicated to schools packed full of resources to help deliver microbiology in the classroom.

Website: www.microbiologyonline.org.uk


CREST Awards

With further development there may be potential for I’m a Worm get Me Out of Here to be accredited with a British Science Association CREST (CREativity in Science and Technology) Award at Bronze level, for Brine Date to be accredited at Silver level, and for The X-Bacteria to be accredited at Gold level. For more information about CREST, please visit the website.

Website: www.britishscienceassociation.org/crest

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Practical Biology

This website provides all teachers of biology with a wide range of experiments to illustrate concepts or processes, as starting-points for investigations and for enhancement activities such as club or open day events.

Website: www.practicalbiology.org


Your Genome

This website, produced by the Communication and Public Engagement team of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, is intended to help people understand genetics and genomic science and the implications for us all.

Website: www.yourgenome.org


Inside DNA

This website is designed to keep you up to date on the latest developments in the fast-moving world of human genomics and provide a forum for everyone to discuss and debate the issues raised.

Website: www.insidedna.org.uk

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Association for Science Education

The ASE is the professional association for teachers of science. It has over 15,000 members and publishes journals, organises an annual conference and encourages communication about science education.

Website: www.ase.org.uk

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Singtastic

Singtastic brings together science and music in a unique cornucopia of songs inspired by the love of science. Features the Mr Darwin song.

Website: www.singtastic.com