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3 | Life on earth

1: Analysis of the oldest sedimentary rocks provides evidence for the origin of life

Lesson 1 | Early Earth

  • Identify the relationship between the conditions on early Earth and the origin of organic molecules

  • Discuss the implications of the existence of organic molecules in the cosmos for the origin of life on Earth

  • Describe two scientific theories relating to the evolution of the chemicals of life and discuss their significance in understanding the origin of life

Lesson 2 | Urey and Miller experiment

  • Discuss the significance of the Urey and Miller experiments in the debate on the composition of the primitive atmosphere

  • Gather information from secondary sources to describe the experiments of Urey and Miller and use available evidence to analyse the :
    – Reason for their experiments
    – Result of their experiments
    – Importance of their experiments in illustrating the nature and practice of science
    – Contribution to hypotheses about the origin of life

Lesson 3 | New technologies

  • Identify changes in technology that have assisted in the development of an increased understanding of the origin of life and evolution of living things

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