Who was Charles Darwin?
High schoolers trace major developments in the history of evolutionary science. They discuss the connections between major events in world history and major events in the development of evolutionary thought by creating timelines.
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The Case of Darwin's Finches
One of the most striking pieces of evidence for Darwin's Evolution of Species was his observations of finches and how their beaks differed from island to island, depending on their primary food sources. So what would happen to the theory...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Introduction to Natural Selection: Darwin & Lamarck
Charles Darwin and Jean Baptiste Lamarck are credited for developing the theory of natural selection. After teaching your beginning biologists about acquired characteristics, they read the included selection and answer questions that...
6th - 9th Science
Breaking the Illusion of Skin Color
"What Darwin could not appreciate...is that there is a fundamental relationship between the intensity of ultraviolet radiation and skin pigmentation, and that skin pigmentation itself was a product of evolution." Viewers are provided...
15 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Evolution Primer #2: Who Was Charles Darwin?
Introduce your young scientists to Charles Darwin, his observations, and how those observations became the basis of the theory of evolution. Use this clip to build an understanding of scientific observation, data collection, and the...
7 mins 9th - 12th Science