Natural Selection

RUNTIME
Grade 3: 30 min.
Grade 5: 41 min.


GRADE LEVEL
Grade 3 & up

AGE RANGE
Ages 7+

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NGSS Alignment

MS-LS3-1

HS-LS3-1,3

HS-LS4-1,2,3,4,5





Join Charles Darwin on an adventurous voyage of exploration circumnavigating the World with the HMS Beagle, to the Galapagos islands where he got inspired for his later theory of transmutation by Natural Selection.

In Victorian times many physical phenomena were already discovered and described by natural laws, but life's most eloquent mechanism was still unknown: How could new species arise to replace those lost in extinction? It was time for someone to stand up and come forth with a Naturalist explanation of this mystery of mysteries.

From the comfort of Down House in Kent, Darwin himself will explain the mechanism of Natural Selection to the audience, and support it by showing many beautiful examples in nature. Witness the thrill of scientific discovery by seeing the world through Darwin's eyes, make observations of the most beautiful natural scenery and let the pieces of the scientific puzzle slowly but surely fall into place.

Allow Darwin to reveal the simple and most beautiful mechanism that explains the evolution of all life on Earth.  The program presents the concepts of adaption, camouflage, migration, predation, mutation, and more.