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Thursday, June 6 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Magnificent Moths: Creative approaches to understanding natural selection and population change, using models and scaffolds to support learning LIMITED
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop supplies creative ideas supporting teaching about population change over time, variation and natural selection, inspired by Darwin's observations of moths. Based on his prediction of the existence of a moth with a 30cm proboscis to feed from the Madagascan Comet orchid, the session commences with a dramatic dialogue between Darwin and his wife. A brief drama activity follows, modelling how differing length proboscises link to different flowers. This scaffolds understanding of the symbiosis between plant and animal, leading to insights into how evolution by natural selection occurs. Participants also gain practical ideas to make 'flowers' and moth 'proboscises'.

Speakers
avatar for Clarysly Deller

Clarysly Deller

Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University
PSTT award winner 2012-2013 | Previous primary science teacher and educator | Senior lecturer in Primary Science Education at MMU | Research involvement in using drama techniques to teach science and creative practice.


Thursday June 6, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Carrick 2 Edinburgh International Conference Centre, 150 Morrison St, Edinburgh EH3 8EE, UK