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The RNA Origin of Life

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Scientists believe RNA is the origin of all life on Earth, carrying genetic information long before DNA developed. Viewers comprehend this idea as they learn the functions of RNA, DNA, and proteins. Evolution of RNA, cells, molecules,...
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AP: Chapter 26: Origin of Life

For Students 9th - 12th
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...
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Worksheet: Beliefs about the Origins of Life

For Students 9th - 12th
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...
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Origin of Life

For Teachers 9th - 10th
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...
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The Origin of Life

For Teachers 9th - 10th
In this origin of life worksheet, students write answers to five questions. They describe characteristics of the first life forms and how scientists believe oxygen accumulated in the Earth's atmosphere.
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Origin of Life

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
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...
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Origin and Evolution of Life, Part 2

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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What do You Know About Marine Biology

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Show me what you know about the sea. Learners answer 10 questions about marine biology. The questions range from what evidence points to the origin of life to the biggest threat to oceans.
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Tardigrades: Adorable Extremophiles

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Tardigrades are microscopic organisms (0.5 mm long) with segmented bodies and four pairs of legs, each with four to eight claws. The narrator of this video explores tardigrades, organisms that can survive the most extreme environments...
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What do You Know About Life on Earth?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Humans have only inhabited the earth for a fraction of the time that life has existed. Young scientists explore the facts about the emergence of life on Earth with an interactive resource. While highlighting different types of life, the...
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Theory, Theory, Who's got the theory?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Young scholars 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...
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The Big Bang Theory: An Evidence-Based Argument

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
What evidence supports the big bang theory? Individuals analyze scholarly resources about the the theory and develop arguments backed by evidence. They brainstorm, share ideas, watch a video, and read articles to complete a graphic...
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Fractal Lesson

For Teachers 9th - 10th
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...
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The History of Life

For Students 9th - 12th
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...
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Ancient Origins: The Role of Archaeology in Reconstructing the Past

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Young scholars 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...
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Fungi - Review and Reinforce

For Students 9th - 12th
Diagrams of possible fungi life cycles are printed on the worksheet for biology pupils to evaluate. Short-answer questions ask them to explain what a fungus is, how it obtains food, and what would happen if they ceased to exist. The...
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Too Hot? Gotta Vent!

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students study deep sea exploration and underwater geology, specifically hydrothermal sea vents. They create digital video projects of their own to demonstrate their knowledge, illustrating the discoveries of the explorers of the ocean's...
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The Six Kingdoms

For Teachers 9th - 10th
In this classification worksheet, students complete a chart listing the characteristics of each of six kingdoms. They write definitions for three terms.
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Algal Blooms

For Teachers 7th - 9th
In this algal blooms worksheet, pupils order the stages of a red tide. They answer two short answer questions. Students define three terms relating to algal blooms.
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Amino Acids

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners explore what amino acids are, their history and how they are used in technology.  In this protein lesson students identify the properties of proteins and amino acids.
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Lightning

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students study lightening and the history behind how it was used for electricity.  In this electricity lesson students complete several experiments on the invention of the lightning rod.

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