Due to the spread of coronavirus, millions of parents and guardians are finding themselves having to take on the role of parent and teacher this spring. NCSE wants to support you during this unprecedented and challenging time — and to give you the opportunity to make sure that education about evolution is part of your child's at-home learning. Here are some activities that are fun (and easy for you to organize and lead!) to help keep your kids thinking about evolution. We've also provided some suggestions to extend the basic activity to make these a richer educational experiences for a variety of grade levels.
(Also make sure to check out our at-home climate change activities.)
Food sustains us and helps us come together. Over time, changes in food production and consumption have driven changes in human morphology and behavior (and vice versa). NCSE offers three activities on evolution and food that work individually—each as an afternoon activity—or together as a week-long unit of hands-on evolutionary activities about something your child experiences every day.