Glencoe Life Science

Unit 3: Animal Diversity

Charles Darwin

Project Type: History

Charles Darwin is best known for his theory of evolution by natural selection. What, exactly, is natural selection? What was Darwin’s educational background? How did he come to study and write about living species? Who were the individuals who influenced his thinking? You’ll answer questions such as these as you research the life of Charles Darwin.
Research the life and work of Charles Darwin. Investigate his educational background and his career as a naturalist. Find out why he was interested in the classification of animal species. After you have finished your research, write a time-travel interview with Darwin that incorporates what you learned.


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Present your findings as a one-on-one interview with Charles Darwin. You may wish to partner with another student and present the interview to the rest of the class.

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