How the Earth was Formed Questions

8th - 12th

In this "How the Earth was Formed" activity, students watch the movie and respond to 94 short answer questions pertaining to the origins of planet Earth.

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Continuing where he left off in the previous video, Sal explains that life began after the heavy bombardment 3.8-4 billion years ago. He defines the earliest forms of unicellular life forms including bacteria, archaea, and eukaryote and how they evolved as the Earth began to change.

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