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Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin is one of the world's greatest and most influential scientists.

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General Information

Charles Darwin Biography
Learn more about Charles Robert Darwin's life - born in 1809 and died in 1882.
Darwin Online
The complete works of Charles Darwin online, including audio extracts and reference works available to download.
PBS: Evolution - Darwin
Explore Darwin's life and the theory he proposed, find resources for teachers and students and a library of additional resources.
Dedicated to the Life & Times of Charles Darwin
Was Darwin Wrong?
This National Geographic Magazine feature focuses on evolutionary theory. There is an excerpt from an article about the controversy surrounding Darwin's theory.
Evolution Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have questions about evolution? Check out the Evolution FAQ.

Teacher Resources

Evolution: Teacher's Guide
Download free .pdf versions of each unit of this 40-page guide, filled with, activities and multimedia resources on science and evolution.
Evolution's Role in History
This activity provides an opportunity for students to compare the theories of two historically important evolutionary scientists: Jean Baptiste Lamarck and Charles Darwin.
Darwin's Great Voyage of Discovery
Follow in Darwin's footsteps as he sails to distant lands, encounters exotic creatures, and develops his theory of natural selection.
Comparing Theories: Lamarck and Darwin
This activity provides an opportunity for students to compare the theories of two historically important evolutionary scientists: Jean Baptiste Lamarck and Charles Darwin.
The Voyage of the Beagle
Charles Darwin's travel memoir of his second survey expedition on the ship HMS Beagle. (1831-1836.)
The Origin of Species
Read Charles Darwin's "The Origin of Species" online.

Web Activities

An Origin of Species
Witness for yourself how a new species can evolve..
Darwin's Predictions
Learn more about some of Charles Darwin's most prophetic ideas with this interactive slide show.
Darwin's Diary
Delve into the private thoughts of a reluctant revolutionary.
Tracking the Evolution Story
Learn how photographer Robert Clark stayed organized while shooting the story of evolution in 24 locations.
Evolution Revolution
Explore the revolution and the controversies around it.
Interactive Tree of Life
The interactive Tree of Life puts you in the driving seat to explore the evolutionary links between living things.

Videos & Illustrations

Evolving Ideas: Who Was Charles Darwin?
This online video highlights Charles Darwin's personal struggle to bring to light his theory of evolution through natural selection.
Isn't Evolution Just a Theory?
This video for high school students explores the scientific meaning of the word "theory" and illustrates how evolution is a powerful, well-supported scientific explanation for the relatedness of all life.
Darwin and Malthus
Discover how Charles Darwin first contrived the theory of natural selection. Consider how animal populations are controlled by a struggle for existence.
Darwin: Reluctant Rebel
Darwin developed his theory of evolution by natural selection at a time when creationism dominated the public thinking. In this video clip, Darwin is seen arguing for his theory with creationist thinkers.
Illustrations in Darwin Online
You can find the largest collection in the world of electronic images relating to Darwin.

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