Discover the principles of evolution through
animations, movies and simulations

The year 2009 was the 150th anniversary of the publication of "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" and the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth.

This web site was created to celebrate these events and provide the general public, students and teachers with entertaining explorations of life’s origin and evolution.

A general audience will find here an entertaining exploration (videos and animations) and teachers a rich source of documents (films, simulations and teaching materials) to plan innovative and exciting lessons.

All documents are free, and the associated licence (see terms of use) simplifies their use for educational purposes.

You will find a description of the web site on the "user guide" page .

For questions or feedback please use the contact form.

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MEDEA Awards

Evolution of life is the winner for European collaboration at the MEDEA Awards 2010, a competition recognising and rewarding excellence and creativity in media in education.


Supported by VolkswagenStiftung



Canopé Ludwig Maximilians Universität München Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster