KS3, KS4; Third Stage, Fourth Stage.
Ages 11 -17
DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins
OVERVIEW: This fascinating session will look at a section of complex behaviours from the animal world including Batesianmimicry, parthenogenesis and camouflage!
What can humans learn from these marvels? Find out how nature-inspired solutions are influencing scientific, medical and engineering discovery.
Animals used in this workshop
Key Workshop Objectives
Explore Darwin’s theory of natural selection
Examine ZooLab’s animal adaptations
Outline mimicry and animal camouflage
Define sexual selection in relation to natural selection
Compare animal birthing methods to ensure success of survival
Explore animal relationships, including Batesian mimicry and mutualistic relationships
Discuss how animal adaptations influence biomimetics