The Origin of Life and Geological Time Scale

Biology Roots
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This is a 44 slide PowerPoint presentation that cover theories as to the origin of life (Oparin, Lerman, Miller + Urey, Fox) and takes students through an adventure back in time covering the geological time scale. 4 video links and lots of visuals.

Student notes ARE included. :)

-Spontaneous Generation (early theory)
-Oparin’s theory (Primordial soup)
-Lerman’s Bubble Model (based on Oparin’s)
-Miller and Urey (inorganic compound to organic compounds)
-Sidney Fox’s experiments (protenoids and microspheres)
-Radioactive dating
-Early Earth/cyanobacteria
-Types of fossils/the fossil record
-Geological time scale (Precambrian, Paleozoic, Mesozoic, Cenozoic) -Geological strata

*Takes approximately 70 minutes with all videos shown. Student notes included. Adaptable to suit your classroom.

Vanessa Jason- Biology Roots
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46 slides + 11
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90 minutes
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