This scaffolded graphic organizer goes through three theories of the origin of life by using three articles written by Heather Scoville (article included in file).
This is a good resource to introduce some theories of the origin of life for the beginning examination of evolution. This resource could be also used to examine what happened after the Earth began.
The notes are scaffolded fill in the blanks. At the end of the worksheet is one HOT thinking question to get the students to think why life started out as a simple single celled organism.
Good for a quick group assignment, homework, or extra credit.