Teaching resources for 14-16 year olds

Key science topics are explored within Arkive’s teaching resources for 14-16 year olds including Darwin and natural selection, human impacts on the environment, animal classification and adaptation. Our FREE teaching resources can be used across the curriculum from media and ICT to English and citizenship and feature the world’s best wildlife photos and videos.


The Art of Environmental Messaging

Students will learn about how artists use different mediums to express their concerns for the environment, and educate the public through explicit and implicit messaging.


Indicator Species

Students will learn about how indicator species can be used to show changes in the environment before analysing the use of indicator species in a real-life scenario.

Animal Communication

Students explore why animals communicate with one another and the different methods used. Students develop key science skills by researching a species and selecting the relevant information to write a video narration.

Human Impacts on the Environment

Students will learn about how humans can have negative impacts on the environment and endangered species. They will be asked to consider how human impacts can be measured, and what can be done to help.

Biodiversity and Evolution –
Darwin’s Finches

Explore the importance of biodiversity and how observing variation in the beak shape of Galapagos finches helped Darwin to formulate his theory of natural selection.

Quick Start Guide

Design a conservation

By designing a conservation programme, students learn about the importance of biodiversity as well as the economic benefits and services ecosystems provide.

Darwin and natural selection

An introduction to the four observations and two deductions that led Charles Darwin to form his theory of evolution.

Evolution and adaptation

Explore how different species are adapted to their way of life, and how common characteristics are used to classify them into groups.

Primate evolution – family ties

Learn more about how all present-day primates, including human-beings, have evolved from a common ancestor.

Natural selection – the peppered moth

Investigate a famous case study for evolution - the peppered moth.

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