Visit Your Local PBS Station PBS Home PBS Home Programs A-Z TV Schedules Watch Video Donate Shop PBS Search PBS
  
Search Evolution  
 
Click to return to the Evolution Home Page
darwin change extinction survival sex humans religion

Evolving Ideas: Who Was Charles Darwin?

This video for high-school students highlights Charles Darwin's personal struggle to bring to light his theory of evolution through natural selection, which meant going against societal norms of the time. In this brief portrait, students will discover how his upbringing, curiosity, and passion for natural history, his voyage on the Beagle, and his reliance on scientific process led to the publication of his groundbreaking book, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.

Credits: @2001 WGBH Educational Foundation and Clear Blue Sky Productions, Inc. All rights reserved.

Evolving Ideas: Who Was Charles Darwin?

View in:
QuickTime | RealPlayer

Resource Type:
Video

Format:
QuickTime or RealPlayer

Length:
6:36

Topics Covered:
The Age of Darwin


Videos Web Activities Site Guide About the Project FAQ Glossary Site Map Feedback Help Shop