As part of the final unit of Biology content, Year 11 have been learning about evolution by natural selection and speciation. These concepts are central to understanding what caused the Earth’s incredible biodiversity and why many species cannot adapt quickly enough to survive in their rapidly changing environments.
These are challenging ideas to fully understand, and explaining them is a great way for students to develop their use of scientific language. If a student can clearly describe natural selection or write a detailed explanation of the process of speciation from a single ancestor, it shows real depth of understanding.
Curriculum Leader for Science