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Worksheet: Beliefs about the Origins of Life
A brief reading introduces high schoolers to different theories on the origin of life. A research project follows in which learners gather information on each theory and then hold a discussion about which they believe to be the most reliable.
9th - 12th Science 18 Views 52 Downloads
Can Science Explain the Origin of Life?
How did life on earth begin? Is there a scientific explanation that could show how life arose from chemical reactions? Discover the answers to these questions and more as you watch a basic explanation of the hypotheses currently being explored by scientists regarding the origin of life, not just on earth, but potentially on other planets, as well.
7 mins 6th - 12th Science 6 Views 4 Downloads
AP: Chapter 26: Origin of Life
Five pages take biologists on a generalized survey of the origin of life. Queries are made regarding theories of how life developed, ancient Earth conditions, and the ever-changing field of taxonomy. The experiments of different scientists are to be analyzed and a diagram of geologic areas is to be labeled.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 12 Downloads
Origin of Life
Twenty-seven slides will give your students a complete overview of the biological and chemical theories behind the development of life on Earth. There are fabulous real life photos and labelled diagrams to give details about the first eukaryotes, and explosions of diversity in history.
10th - Higher Ed Science 20 Views 62 Downloads
Origin of Life
This sequence of slides presents information about the hypothesis of key events in the Origin of Life. The conditions on early earth are given and the process that would allow for living organisms to develop. The evidence will stimulate discussion in your class and your students may be interested in continuing research on their own.
9th - 10th Science 3 Views 41 Downloads
Galapagos Rift Expedition: Journey to the Unknown
Students investigate the possibilities of life in deep oceans. For this oceanography lesson, students listen to a CD of ocean music and role-play as though they are on a deep sea mission exploring unknown areas. Students practice using ocean vocabulary and discuss ways they can navigate in unknown waters.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Theory, Theory, Who's got the theory?
Students analyze 5 separate theories of evolution in order to help them explain the different meanings of theory, how human values influence science, and that the scientific view of the origin of life does not involve supernatural forces.
8th - 12th Science 12 Views 52 Downloads
The History of Life
For 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.
9th - 12th Science 18 Views 74 Downloads
Almost 100 slides explore the history of life and how it has changed over time. Full of photos and graphics, the colorful text is highly informative. You could go through these slides, pick and choose which you might want to highlight, and hide those that you don't want.
9th - 12th Science 24 Views 126 Downloads
Benefits of Volcanoes
Students explore geology by completing a worksheet in class. In this volcanoes lesson, students read assigned text which discusses how volcanoes form and their eventual impact on the earth. Students research how New Zealand and the world are affected by these naturally occurring disasters.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 29 Downloads
Origin and Evolution of Life, Part 2
In part two of the "Origin and Evolution of Life," our host looks to the hot geysers found in Yellowstone to show the type of environment primordial life may have evolved from. This leads to an explanation of how scientist Stanley Miller was able to create life-building proteins in a lab, showing that life could have evolved anywhere on Earth.
8 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
RAISE - Rural Alliance for Improving Science Education has put together an incredible lesson on fractals. Examples using Mandelbrot Sets, Sierpinski's Triangle and Koch's Snowflake are discussed with activities for each. There is a worksheet in which measurements are made on a segment of a river using 3 different scales.
9th - 10th Math 3 Views 34 Downloads
Journey to the Unknown
Students explore the ocean depths. In this scenario based lesson, students pretend they are on a submarine in an unknown part of the ocean. By using clues the class discusses and determines where they are in the ocean. They follow up this activity by discussing why it is important to explore the ocean.
5th - 6th Science 4 Views 22 Downloads
Ancient Origins: The Role of Archaeology in Reconstructing the Past
Students read information about the ancient origins of art and archaeology with a focus on the Malian culture. In this art origins lesson plan, students read background information for the topic and compare ancient and contemporary objects.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
New Review Astrobiobound! The Search for Life in the Solar System
A multi-faceted and exciting activity awaits your astronomy students. In collaborative groups, they plan a mission to hunt for extraterrestrial life within the solar system, while adhering to specific measurement criteria.
K - 12th Science 14 Views 12 Downloads