The Making of a Theory: Darwin, Wallace, and Natural Selection — HHMI BioInteractive Video

Explore scientific discoveries alongside their discoverers. This educational biography of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace tells the story of two independent discoveries of the natural origin of species. Traverse the epic voyages and revolutionary insights of two brave young British naturalists as they change science forever.

This video provides an overview of the history of the theory of evolution. Perfect for biology lesson plans at all levels, this short film is sure to educate and entertain students.

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