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Become a dog breeder

Teach the class about the sensational scientist Charles Darwin and play a card game in which the children ‘breed’ their own dogs to discover the effect of dominant and recessive genes. The pack includes:

  • A lesson plan, complete with an explanation of the gene rules
  • A printable card game entitled ‘Become a dog breeder’
  • A PowerPoint presentation that investigates how genes affect dogs’ coat colour and introduces the work of Charles Darwin and his theory of natural selection
  • Three guided reading texts: Sensational scientist Charles Darwin, how pet microchips work, and an interview with Dr Nicola Rooney, who trains dogs to do amazing things
Year 6
Evolution & inheritance
Become a dog breeder

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