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Explore how evolution has shaped the diversity of life around us.

Discover how Alfred Russel Wallace and Charles Darwin used their encounters with nature to describe how natural selection drives the evolution process and so how all modern terrestrial vertebrates evolved from a common ancestor that first conquered the land.

This bizarre creature, somewhere between fish and early four-legged land animals, is called Tiktaalik. The more scientists learn about this 375 million-year-old beast, now long extinct, the more it intrigues them. Recent discoveries suggest its strong pelvis and hind limbs allowed it to move effectively through water, but also to clamber on the river bed and possibly onto mudflats. In the session, Tiktaalik is used as an example of how animals moved out of the water and onto land and how that relates to the history of life on Earth.

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 info

Suitable for: KS2

Age Groups: 7-11

Subjects: Biology, Science

Topics: Animals, Evolution, Living Things & Habitats

Type: Online

Duration: 1 hour

Cost: £100 per session

Min. Group Size: N/A

Max. Group Size: N/A

SEND: Yes - suitable for students with SEND

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