Digital resources tagged with ‘Charles Darwin’

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Charles Darwin - the father of evolutionary biology

Dr Maryanne Demasi is a science journalist on the ABC science program Catalyst. In this clip she introduces us to the ‘scientific giant’, Charles Darwin.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Scientific and technological change
National / Year 7 & 8 / Australian History / Scientific and technological change
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Charles Darwin and living on Beagle

Dr Nigel Erskine comments on how the model of the Beagle and the reproduction of Darwin’s cabin, both part of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s exhibition Charles Darwin — voyages and ideas that shook the world help us empathise with Darwin's experience on his epic voyage.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Australian History and Museums
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Charles Darwin and the Galapagos Finches

Professor Richard Dawkins explains the significance of the finches collected during the Beagle's visit to the Galapagos Islands, and how this iconic moment represents a failure rather than a triumph of Darwin’s scientific method.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Scientific and technological change
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Charles Darwin and the Paint Box

Museums have curators to manage and explain the exhibits. Here a museum curator comments on interpreting the meaning and significance of an exhibition object on display as part of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s special exhibition Charles Darwin — voyages and ideas that shook the world.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Australian History and Museums
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Charles Darwin and the talking crabs

A curator examines specimens of crabs collected by Charles Darwin during his ground-breaking voyage.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Australian History and Museums
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Charles Darwin arrives in Sydney

In 1936 Charles Darwin arrived in Australia and observed Australian wild life. He speculated about what this suggested about ‘creation’ - one of the first times he started to express his developing theory of evolution by means of natural selection.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Scientific and technological change
Charles Darwin proposes to Emma Wedgwood thumbnail

Charles Darwin proposes to Emma Wedgwood

Charles Darwin wrestles with his explosive ideas especially now that he is considering marriage.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Scientific and technological change
Charles Darwin thinks about geology in Australia thumbnail

Charles Darwin thinks about geology in Australia

Professor Iain McCalman returns to a spot where Darwin observed the geological formation of the Blue Mountains, and speculated on what it told us about the origins of life.

National / Year 7 & 8 / Australian History / Scientific and technological change
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Charles Darwin thinks about Indigenous people in Australia

In 1836 Darwin briefly visited Australia. Professor Iain McCalman reflects on Darwin's observation of the impact and triumph of settler society on indigenous peoples.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Colonisation
National / Year 7 & 8 / Australian History / Scientific and technological change
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Charles Darwin's crab collection

Dr Sammy De Grave comments on the importance of Charles Darwin's collection of crabs which were brought to Australia to be part of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s exhibition Charles Darwin — voyages and ideas that shook the world.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Australian History and Museums
Darwin meets Aborigines from the Darug Nation thumbnail

Darwin meets Aborigines from the Darug Nation

In 1836 Charles Darwin visited Australia. He observed at first hand the impact of the onset of invading humans on the indigenous population.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Indigenous Studies
Designing the Charles Darwin- voyages and ideas that shook the world exhibition thumbnail

Designing the Charles Darwin- voyages and ideas that shook the world exhibition

Museums have designers to create the physical atmosphere of exhibitions. Here a designer comments on how the model of the Beagle and the reproduction of Darwin’s cabin as part of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s special exhibition Charles Darwin — voyages and ideas that shook the world help us empathise with his experience.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Australian History and Museums
The logistics behind the Charles Darwin - voyages and ideas that shook the world exhibition thumbnail

The logistics behind the Charles Darwin - voyages and ideas that shook the world exhibition

A museum administrator comments on the hidden features that were part of mounting the Australian National Maritime Museum’s exhibition Charles Darwin — voyages and ideas that shook the world.

National / Year 9 & 10 / English / Site Study - Analysing a museum's representation of history