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Terrific Scientific Feet - Live Lesson

How flexible are my feet?

A camel and a snake live in the studio... What could possibly go wrong?!

This special BBC Terrific Scientific Live Lesson explores adaption, evolution and inheritance of living things.

The programme is aimed at primary school children and is designed to tie in with the BBC Terrific Scientific Feet campaign, which has seen children all over the country exploring how flexible their feet are and whether there is a rural and urban variation.

From October to January, schools all over the UK have been investigating and submitting their results to the Terrific Scientific map.

This Live Lesson introduces students to the idea that living things produce offspring but not everything is inherited - some features are controlled by the environment we live in.

This lesson is aimed at 9-11 year olds:

• Year 5 and Year 6 pupils in England and Wales

• Primary 5, Primary 6 and Primary 7 pupils in Scotland

• P6 and P7 pupils in Northern Ireland

Everything you need to take part is available on this page, including a full lesson guide for teachers and downloadable activity sheets.

For more information about all the investigations taking place in this UK wide primary science initiative, go to the Terrific Scientific website.