Charles Darwin Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts


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What hobby influenced Darwin's study of the natural world?

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1. The HMS Beagle sailed for how many years.

2. What is an adaptation as it relates to natural selection?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Charles Darwin was a famous scientist who studied the evolution of animals. This quiz will ask questions about Darwin's life, his influences and the concept of adaptation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To pass the quiz, you'll need to:

  • Name the hobby that influenced Darwin
  • Know how many years the HMS Beagle sailed for
  • Define adaptation in terms of natural selection
  • Remember which career Dawin originally wanted to pursue
  • Identify the location where Charles Darwin was buried

Skills Practiced

You'll exercise the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can define the term adaptation as it relates to natural selection
  • Information recall - remember what you know about the HMS Beagle
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about Charles Darwin to understand which one of his hobbies influenced his interest in the natural world

Additional Learning

Review the lesson called Charles Darwin Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts for more information. The lesson helps students:

  • Learn what type of scientist Charles Darwin was
  • Describe Darwin's early life
  • Understand when Darwin announced his ideas about natural selection to the public