Biographical Scrapbook of Charles Darwin- Colby RomePresentation Transcript
Biographical Scrapbook of Charles Darwin By Colby Rome
Introduction Charles Robert Darwin (February 12, 1809 – April 19, 1882) is known as a famous scientist who formed the basis of modern evolutionary theory. Serving as a naturalist on the HMS Beagle's five year expedition around the world, Darwin realized that many of the plants and animals that he studied on the Galapagos Islands were very similar to the plants and animals he studied on the continent of South America. From this observation, he created several theories: 1. Evolution did occur. 2. Evolution change was very gradual. 3. Natural selection is the main way evolution occ urs. 4. The many species there are today are all from one life form. He called this “Speciation” I chose to research Darwin because I don't know much about him. I would like to know exactly what he accomplished and how he created the theory of evolution.
I am a little over nine years old, and my mother died one year ago today. In the spring of last year, I was sent to Unitarian Chapel School, where I stayed a year. I have been told that I was much slower in learning than my younger sister Catherine, and I believe that everyone thinks I am a 'naughty boy'.
The Tribune Daily Nov. 24, 1859
Today is November 24, 1859. Charles Darwin's new book, The Origin of Species , is a big success. It is also causing some controversy, because of contradicting religious views. The release of the book attracts widespread attention because of the book's readability. It is written so that an average person can understand it.
February 12, 1809 - Charles Robert Darwin is born
Spring, 1817 - Charles begins attending day school
July, 1817 - Charles' mother Susannah dies
September, 1818 - Charles begins attending Shrewsbury School
1827 - Charles' father is unhappy with Charles' bad grades; enrolls him in Christ's College, Cambridge
1831-1836 - Charles embarks on the HMS Beagle's five year voyage
September 14, 1842 - Darwin and his family move to London
October, 1846 - Charles begins an 8 year study of one species of barnacle
November 24, 1859 - Darwin releases his book, The Origin of Species
December 15, 1881 - Charles starts to experience pain in his chest.
April 19, 1882 - Charles Darwin dies.
Quote by Charles Darwin:
“ An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men”
Schools and Colleges Charles Darwin Attended
Unitarian Chapel School
Anglican Shrewsbury School
University of Edinburgh
Christ’s College, Cambridge
The Copley Medal, a medal that honors distinguished scientific achievements, was awarded to Charles Robert Darwin in 1864.
The Wollaston Medal, a medal that honors geology, was given to Darwin in 1859.