Famous People: Charles Darwin
These sites are about Charles Darwin, the Father of Evolution. Learn about his life and works. Topics include Beagle voyage, Galapagos Islands, The Origin of Species, and more. There are a webcast, educator’s guides, and a lesson plan that go along with this theme. There are links to eThemes Resources on natural selection and animal adaptations.
This site provides information about life and time of Charles Darwin. Also learn about people who have influenced Charles Darwin. Includes a timeline, his Beagle voyage, photographs, and more. NOTE: There are links to external websites.
The Complete Works of Charles Darwin
This site compiles a large collection of writings by and about Darwin. Includes publications, manuscripts, biography, and primary documents.
American Museum of Natural History: Darwin
This site has detailed information about Darwin's work and his life. Learn about his discovery of the theory that he has contributed to the world. Includes an educator's guide that goes along with this website.
Worksheet: Lamark versus Darwin’s Evolutionary Theory
This worksheet includes information about Lamarck, Darwin, and their respective threories as well as 12 discussion questions to get students thinking about evolution.
This site is about evolution and related topics such as change, extinction, and survival. Click on "Teachers & Students" for classroom resources.
PBS: Intelligent Design on Trial: Darwin's Predictions
Launch this interactive feature to read about Darwin's prophetic ideas, or read the text version. Explore the links at the bottom for more interactives and multimedia features, including a video preview of the PBS program.
Exploratorium Webcast: Hands-on Darwin
Listen to a webcast discussing about the publication of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. Learn what did and didn't Darwin say? What have scientists learned about the mechanisms of evolution since the publication of his groundbreaking book?
The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
This is an electronic book- The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. Note: The reading level is for older students.
Was Darwin Wrong?
Read this article and explore the interactive feature to learn why many people still find Darwin's theory of evolution threatening.
Galapagos: Beyond Darwin
This lesson plan goes along with Galapagos Islands. Students will learn about its significant, endemic species of animals and plants, and effects of introduced species on endemic species.
eThemes Resource: Natural Selection
These sites provide information about the concept of natural selection. Learn how the natural selection process occurs and its effect on the evolution of living things. The topics cover natural selection, theory of evolution, adaptation, and misconceptions about natural selection. Includes examples, an interview transcript, online resources, lesson plans, and video clips. There is a link to eThemes Resource on animal adaptations.
eThemes Resource: Animal Adaptations: Physical and Behavioral
These sites are about the behaviors and physical traits that enable animals to survive in their environments. Topics include camouflage, mimicry, and natural selection.