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Darwin and evolution for Kids

Darwin and Evolution for Homeschoolers

Darwin-for-Kids-Cambridge.jpg Christ's College in Cambridge, England, is where Charles Darwin became hooked on science. The website created by the college to honor Darwin's 200th birthday in 2009 includes a kids' section with information on who Darwin was, what evolution is, and how we know about.Charles-Darwins-Voyage-of-the-Beagle.jpg saraband.net

Charles Darwin's The Voyage of the Beagle: The Journals that Revealed Nature’s Grand Plan by Michael Kerrigan is an annotated journal that includes additional material. Suggested by homeschooling parent Jean Watson from Australia, it has not been published in the U.S., but can be ordered online.

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Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species: A Graphic Adaptation by author Michael Keller and illustrator Nicolle Rager Fuller is a comic book adaptation of the original text, with additional material on the original book itself, Darwin's research, his correspondence with other scientists, and recent breakthroughs in evolutionary theory.

Elliott & Fry (public domain) via WikipediaThis article from the Guardian newspaper of London includes links to a printable storybook, magazine articles, fact sheets, hands-on activities and more. Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth, written by biology professor Jay Hosler and Illustrated by Kevin Cannon and Zander Cannon, is a lively comic book explanation of how life first developed. Although written for older students, it comes recommended by the mom of an elementary-age homeschooler. You can read an except on the publisher's website.

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You might want to start with something more

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Basic, like this:
For Younger Kids
How Whales Walked into the Sea by Faith McNulty
By focusing on one species – and one with a unique background — this book demonstrates to young kids how the process of evolution works.
Upper Elementary-Middle School
The Tree of Life: Charles Darwin by Peter Sis
Peter Sis is an amazing artist who manages to jam-pack his drawings with interesting tidbits about famous scientists and their work. This is a picture book that will appeal to older kids as much as younger ones

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