Learn Through Videos: Evolution

This is a collection of links to educational videos related to evolution, which are made for a general audience. The videos listed in this collection include lectures and documentary films telling the scientific story of evolution. They discuss the evolution of life on Earth and in the universe. They trace Earth's geologic evolution and explore the catastrophic events that shaped planet Earth. They discuss the theory of evolution by natural selection, as well as tell the story about the lives and works of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace. They explain the evolutionary origins of a particular trait of living creatures such as eyes, size and skin. They explore the specialized strategies and extreme behavior that living things have developed in order to survive. And also they tell the story of human evolution from Australopithecus afarensis to Homo sapiens and look at the evidence for the theory of early human migrations out of Africa and subsequently around the world.

Earth: Making of a Planet
This documentary film tells the story of planet Earth from its birth 4.5 billion years ago, through ice-ages and the dinosaur's reign to the first humans.

Australia's First 4 Billion Years
This is a PBS NOVA documentary series hosted by Richard Smith, exploring the history of the planet as seen through the window of the Australian continent.

Earth Story
This is a BBC science documentary series presented by Aubrey Manning, telling the story of our planet and its constantly changing nature.

Rise of the Continents
This is a BBC documentary series presented by Professor Iain Stewart, revealing how our iconic continents were created, and how their tumultuous past has shaped our life today.

This is a Channel 4 documentary series presented by Tony Robinson, telling the story of the catastrophic events that shaped planet Earth.

Lost Worlds: Vanished Lives
This is a four-part BBC documentary series written and presented by David Attenborough, about the discovery of fossils.

Walking with Dinosaurs
This is a BBC nature documentary series narrated by Kenneth Branagh, showing the life of dinosaurs from their emergence to extinction.

Walking with Monsters
This shows nearly 300 million years of Paleozoic history, from the Cambrian Period (530 million years ago) to the Early Triassic Period (248 million years ago).

Walking with Beasts
This is a BBC documentary series about life on Earth in the Cenozoic, from the late Cretaceous (65.5 million years ago) to the late Pleistocene (30,000 years ago).

The Permian Mass Extinction
This is a collection of web documents, films and lectures that help us better-understand about the Permian-Triassic extinction event, the Great Dying, 250 million years ago.

Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) Extinction
This is a collection of web documents, documentaries and lectures that can help us better-understand about the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) Extinction event, 65 million years ago.

Animal Armageddon
This is an eight-part documentary series about the biggest disasters ever happened on planet Earth and mass extinction events by the disasters.

Prehistoric Park
In this film, Nigel Marven travels back to various geological time periods and rescues a number of live specimens just before they were extinct.

Wild New World (Prehistoric America)
Wild New World (Prehistoric America) is a BBC documentary series about the prehistory and wildlife of America from the arrival of humans to the end of the Ice Age.

Wild Europe
Wild Europe is a BBC nature documentary series looking at the events which have shaped the natural history and wildlife of the European continent over the past three billion years.

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