Where Did Life Come From?

Just when you thought you had life figured out ... here comes another great video! Young biologists discover the multi-faceted meaning of life through a video from a comprehensive science playlist. Content includes when life appeared on Earth, how RNA may have a bigger role in the origins of life, and why living things are in a constant struggle with entropy.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include the video in an evolution lesson or as an extension in a characteristics of life unit
  • Provide extra info on the primordial soup experiment the narrator discusses
Classroom Considerations

  • Younger learners benefit from an explanation of entropy and should have a good understanding of evolution for watching the video
Pros

  • Despite its complexity, the video is very enjoyable for a wide range of ages
  • The explanations of terms and ideas are clear and concise with colorful illustrations
Cons

  • None
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NGSS