Archive for ‘Historical’

What ammonites tell us

Geologist, Denise Balmer demonstrates to students, with the help of plasticine ‘fossil’ layers how ammonites have evolved and changed over time.

She explains how geologists are able to use the distinct evolutionary stages of ammonites as indicators of the age of …

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What is it with humans?

Students visit Down House, Darwin’s home, and comment on the man and his work.

Geneticist, Professor John Bryant is questioned on whether humanity can ever be understood in terms of science alone.  He comments that he would find it unsatisfactory …

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A one-minute guide to Darwin’s theory of evolution

A sixty-second round-up of Darwin’s theory of evolution with Dr Paul Davies; illustrating the kind of thinking and careful science that led Darwin towards his ground-breaking and historic conclusions.

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Galileo and the falling objects mystery

An actor in the guise of Galileo, talks to Yr8 students about how ‘he’ challenged Aristotle’s understanding of the characteristics of falling objects, and established that Aristotle was not always right.

Well-established theories in science can be superseded if new scientific evidence …

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Galileo rocks the boat

An exploration and enactment of the life, science and faith of Galileo, with Yr8 students and an unexpected classroom visitor.

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“Stop monkeying around” angry students tell a top scientist

A portrayal of Darwin and the impact of his work upon our thinking.

Yr9 students interact with a Darwin persona through a series of letters.

We see Darwin addressing the issues raised in the students’ letters from various locations around Oxford and …

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