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What is speciation?

Resource overview

KS 5
10 mins
Recap on speciation, including allopatric and sympatric, with this infographic.

Topics covered

evolution and adaptation, environment, climate change

How to use this resource

  1. Display the infographic on your whiteboard for a whole class approach or print for pupils to read independently. 
  2. You could use the infographic as part of a classroom display.


Plants have existed on the planet for as long as 500 million years, and they have evolved countless forms through natural selection leading to phenotypes that enable organisms to successfully compete in their environment and reproduce.  

However, the climate is changing rapidly due to human activity and this means organisms may no longer be suited for survival in their habitat. What traits could plants have in the future in a world altered by climate change? 

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