Darwin: Voyage of Discovery (Science World)
Did you know that Darwin was prone to sea sickness? Or that he found a bird specimen he was seeking ... on his dinner plate? Examine the big insights and amusing details of Darwin's historic voyage on the HMS Beagle.
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This online article is from the Museum's Science Explorations, a collaboration between AMNH and Scholastic designed to promote science literacy. Written for students in grades 6-10, this article from Science World magazine has the following content.
- An interview with AMNH paleontologist Niles Eldredge, in which he explains how the eye-opening sights Charles Darwin encountered during his five-year voyage on the HMS Beagle inspired his thinking about the diversity of life on Earth
- Web links that offer further opportunities for learning about Darwin and his years after the voyage
Less than 1 period
Supplement a study of biology with an activity drawn from this online Science Explorations article.
- Send students to this online article, or print copies of it for them to read.
- Working individually or in groups, have students learn more about Charles Darwin and how he formed his revolutionary theory in the years after his voyage by visiting http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/darwin/idea/.