Abbey Gates
Primary School

Darwin’s Delights

Class 2011-2017 on November 29th 2016

Food Chains

http://www.discoveringgalapagos.org.uk/discover/life-on-the-islands/ecology-and-habitats/food-chains-and-webs/

WALT – use reasoned justification for views on different texts.

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/home-of-charles-darwin-down-house/history/sources/

WALT- use digital mapping to locate countries and describe features

Use physical and online maps to plot the route Darwin took on HMS Beagle.

Highlight the places he visited:

  • including Cape Verde Islands
  • The Falkland Islands
  • The Galápagos Islands and Ascension Island.

Challenge:

Could use a spreadsheet, use a formula to work out the distance (as the crow flies) between two references of longitude and latitude.

Find the longitude and latitude for each place - explain how it relates to the Equator and the Northern and Southern hemispheres.

Use scaled maps to estimate how far Darwin travelled in total.

Websites:

Background

http://www.rmg.co.uk/discover/explore/hms-beagle

List of Locations

http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/darwin/a-trip-around-the-world/a-five-year-journey

Interactive Maps

http://www.aboutdarwin.com/voyage/voyage01.html

Photos

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