Instructional Video

The Origin of Species: The Making of a Theory

Curated and Reviewed by Lesson Planet

The heartbreaking story of Alfred Wallace's loss of collected evidence opens this documentary about the development of the theory of evolution. You will find supportive resources to use with the movie in your biology class.

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  • Outstanding quality film tells the story with a reenactment of the journeys of Wallace and Darwin interspersed with narrative by a professor of genetics and molecular biology
  • Computer animated graphics add scientific information to the stories
  • A film guide and an analysis activity are provided as supportive resources
  • Designed to meet Next Generation Science Standards
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