IMAGINE & MAKE OF THE WEEK
DARWIN & GALÁPAGOS
Hello imagine & make students, welcome to Galápagos!
This is a pre-recorded video for illustration purposes. The class will be LIVE in the same places this video showcases.
In this first LIVE EXPEDITION we'll adventure into the Darwin Research Station in Galápagos, Ecuador! Natural selection is one of the most beautiful ideas out there. We're going to explore this along with Richard, a Naturalist at the Darwin Research Station in Galápagos!
Later in this week you'll also adventure into visiting giant tortoises and animals that inspired Charles Darwin to understand one of the main principles in biology: evolution!
See below for more things you'll learn this week...
Other grades available
Where is Galapagos archipelago? What does it look like? Who lives there? What are some of the economic highlights of the region?
How did Darwin publish his book "The Origin of Species"? What can a trip be inspirational to write a whole book?
Living in an island means that access to some resources are limited. How do people in Galapagos take care of their external and internal natural resources?
Spanish baroque art is very influential in Galapagos. What does this mean for their national identity? How did this happen?
What is taxonomy and how can you create a classification system for your belongings? What is a system?
Can you swim?
What are some of the recurrent themes in music made by indigenous communities in Galapagos?
What's the difference between the theory of evolution and "natural selection"?
Teacher host of the Week
Richard is a naturalist in the Darwin Research Station in Galápagos Ecuador, a biologist with a soft spot for plants and dinosaurs!
3th Grade Homeroom Teacher
University of Texas
Maggie lives in southern Texas and her passion for sociology ignited her teaching career. Maggie also loves photography and traveling, there are many countries still on her bucket list including Iceland and Peru.
Part of the activities for this week include:
CREATING A TRAVEL JOURNAL!
Similar to Darwin's notes, create a journal where you draw animals that live in your surroundings. Also, find leafs from trees and stick them in the journal.
Analyze are there any similarities between animals that live near where you are? Maybe they have similar colors? Maybe they all have wings? Maybe their fur is very think or thin?
What do you think is the reason behind this?
Share your journal and ideas with your class.