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Biogenesis Teacher Resources
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A collection of nine simple slides displays an outline of an introduction to life. Two theories, abiogenesis and biogenesis, are offered to explain how life came about. Then the five qualities that all living things exhibit are each given a slide. Following the presentation, give groups of youngsters a set of objects to examine and determine whether each item is living, was once living, or is nonliving.
In this origin of life worksheet, students will review the different theories on how life originated on the Earth including the experiments conducted by Louis Pastuer, Francesco Redi, and Miller and Urey. Students will complete 14 fill in the blank questions and 14 short answer questions.
Tenth graders research "spontaneous generation." They discuss the idea and their findings with the class. They discuss the color of blood in the body (red or blue). Students discuss ways to prove/disprove their theories and conduct research to determine the correctness of their position.