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Darwin's Darkest Hour
Learn the Science
Discover Darwin's Theory of Evolution
Darwin used the scientific process to study the evolution of life on Earth. Help your students understand his process and work.
Evolving Ideas: How Does Evolution Really Work? (Video)
Hear from modern day experts who have continued to research Darwin's groundbreaking ideas on evolution and natural selection (6:36 mins.)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/library/11/2/e_s_4.html


Explore the Galapagos (Interactive)
Journey to the Galapagos Islands and learn how they insprired Charles Darwin.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/darwin/galapagos.html


How Does Evolution Work? (Lesson)
Examine natural selection in a small population of wild rabbits.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/educators/lessons/lesson4/act1.html

Curriculum Connections
Biology, genetics, evolution, natural selection, reproduction, mutation, emigration, immigration

Standards
Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understandings about scientific inquiry; Life Science: Molecular basis of heredity, Biological evolution, Interdependence of organisms; History and Nature of Science: Science as a human endeavor, Nature of scientific knowledge



EXTENSION ACTIVITY
Darwin: An Origin of Species (Interactive)
Witness for yourself how a new species can evolve
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/darwin/origin/index.html

Curriculum Connections: Biology, genetics, evolution, natural selection, reproduction, migration, habitat, species
Standards: Life Science: Molecular basis of heredity, Biological evolution, Interdependence of organisms; History of Nature of Science: Nature of scientific knowledge


   

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