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Explore the relationship between organisms and their environment.

Understand that adaptation and selection are major components of evolution and make a significant contribution to the diversity of life. Understand that classification and taxonomy is a means of organising and naming the variety of life. Use their historic collections to find out how classification systems have changed and will continue to change as our knowledge of biology develops.

Oxford University Museum of Natural History is home to an internationally important collection of over 5 million insects. Insects are divided into orders based on characteristics they share with common ancestors.

Find out more about this and Oxford University Museum of Natural History’s other taught online and onsite sessions.

For more information and to book a session contact education@oum.ox.ac.uk

Key Information.

Suitable for: KS5

Ages: Post 16

Subjects: Biology, Science

Topics: Animals, Evolution, Insects, Living Things & Habitats, Biodiversity

Type: Online

Duration: 1 hour

Cost: £100 per session

Min. Students: N/A

Max. Students: N/A

SEND: Yes - suitable for students with SEND

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About Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History holds an internationally significant collection of natural history specimens and archives in a stunning example of neo-Gothic architecture. It is home to a lively programme of research, teaching and events focused on the sciences of the natural environment.

The Museum offers a range of learning experiences for different audiences through structured taught sessions and tailored self-led activities. From early years children learning about dinosaurs to KS5 students carrying out their own research, the education team and collections staff can support your engagement with their collection.

Popular themes for resources include rocks, fossils, evolution and biodiversity. To see our full learning programme click the link below.

Many of their taught sessions are available as digital sessions. To find out more about their digital offer and talk about how these might be used in your teaching, please contact education@oum.ox.ac.uk.

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