Educator Resources for Charles Darwin

How did a British naturalist become one of the most talked-about scientists of the century? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will introduce you to the life and research of Charles Darwin! You’ll learn what Darwin studied in school and how he ended up on the HMS 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 boat, including where his most famous work was done and what animals he studied. Plus, you’ll discover how Darwin’s theory of evolution differed from another theory of evolution common at the time. By the way, Darwin's theory isn't "just a theory" - find out why!

Lesson Plans

Animals Lesson Plan: Diversity of Life

Grade Levels: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Famous Historical Figures Lesson Plan: Who Am I?

Grade Levels: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, K-3