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Natural Selection

In Science, this afternoon, Year 6 explored natural selection - also known as survival of the fittest! We have been learning about Charles Darwin and his expedition to the Galapagos Islands where he came across finches which had different beaks. In our experiment, the children all had a different 'beak' and had one minute to feed as much as possible. Those who didn't manage to get enough food died and, over time, the species adapted and evolved. The children certainly embodied the birds' survival instincts and we discussed how this would also happen in the wild!