Charles Darwin

How did a British naturalist become one of the most talked-about scientists of the century? In this BrainPOP UK movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to the life and research of Charles Darwin. You’ll learn what Darwin studied at school and how he ended up on the H.M.S. Beagle. Find out where the Beagle sailed, why it sailed, and how long the voyage lasted. You’ll also learn what Darwin did while he was on the ship, including where his most famous work, The Origin of Species, was done and what animals he studied. Discover the different traits of mocking birds in the Galapagos that gave rise to his notions of heredity and the survival of the fittest. Plus, you’ll discover how Darwin’s theory of evolution differed from another theory of evolution common at the time, how it fits with modern knowledge about genetics and you’ll see why he waited more than twenty years to publish his theory. Here’s a hint...people are still arguing about it today!

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Charles Darwin