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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 12 Views 6 Downloads
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 22 Views 53 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 6 Views 14 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 25 Views 128 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 23 Views 65 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
New Review Myth Lesson Plans
What is the difference between myths, legends, and folktales? From greek mythology and creation myths to heroes and heroines, here is a nice series of lessons for providing your youngsters with solid foundational knowledge about myths.
6th - 8th Language Arts 25 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
New Review Geography Student Workbook, Australia
Your youngsters will be experts on the geography of Australia after working with these activities and worksheets, which review the continent's weather, major landforms, dimensions, history, and climate.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 40 Views 32 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 4 Views 35 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 13 Views 53 Downloads
Evolution and the Fossil Record
Engage young biologists with four laboratory activities that explore the fossil record. Learners examine fossil images, a fossil kit, the rock record, and geologic time scale. They even experiment with the oxygen production of an Elodea plant as an example of how the ancient atmosphere might have developed.
9th - 12th Science 10 Views 95 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 4 Views 30 Downloads
Galapagos Rift Expedition: Journey to the Unknown
Students investigate the possibilities of life in deep oceans. In 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