The Double Helix is the story of the scientists and evidence involved in one of the most important scientific quests of the 20th century: the discovery of the structure of DNA.
The epic voyages of Darwin and Wallace led each to independently discover the natural origin of species and to formulate the theory of evolution by natural selection.
The most profound discoveries in science have cracked longstanding mysteries and altered how we think about life on our planet.
The disappearance of the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period posed one of the greatest, long-standing scientific mysteries. This three-act film tells the story of the extraordinary detective work that solved it.
The following classroom-ready resources complement The Double Helix. This short film describes the evidence that led James Watson and Francis Crick to the discovery of the double-helical structure of DNA and how the structure immediately revealed how genetic information is stored and inherited.
A text transcript of the short film "The Double Helix" from the Great Discoveries in Science short film series.
A text transcript of the short film "The Day the Mesozoic Died" from the Great Discoveries in Science short film series.