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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 Information.

Suitable for: KS2

Ages: 7-11

Subjects: Biology, Science

Topics: Animals, Evolution, Living Things & Habitats

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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