Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/22609
Title: Animal adaptation through modelling
Contributor(s): Taylor, Neil  (author)orcid ; Jones, Philip (author)
Publication Date: 2001
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/22609
Abstract: Adaptation can be defined as any feature of the body or behaviour or an organism which fits it for its environment and helps it to survive (Wenham, 1995). This concept forms part of the science National Curriculum for England at the primary level, being introduced through Life processes and living things at key stage 1 when children should be taught to 'identify)' similarities and differences between local environments and the ways in which these affect animals and plants that are found there'. This is developed further at key stage 2 when children are taught about the plants and animals found in different habitats and how plants and animals in two particular habitats are suited to their environment. In order to achieve level 3 in attainment target 2, children are expected to 'identify ways in which an animal is suited to its environment (for example, a fish having fins to help it swim)'.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Primary Science Review (66), p. 17-20
Publisher: Association for Science Education
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 0269-2465
2515-348X
Field of Research (FOR): 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
130213 Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy
130105 Primary Education (excl. Maori)
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 930103 Learner Development
930201 Pedagogy
930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
Other Links: https://www.ase.org.uk/journals/primary-science/2001/01/66/
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