Origins of Life
Student Resources - Origins of Life Unit of IMPACTT
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Astrobiology These activities were taken from "Astrobiology in your classroom - Life on Earth and Elsewhere" - Educator Resource Guide from Nasa's Astrobiology Institute website: http://nai.arc.nasa.gov/teachers/ERG.pdf

Activity 1

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What is life? Activity Guide

What is life? think about it

Activity 2

 

 

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What does life need to live? Activity Guide

What does life need to live? Activity Guide - Page 2
What does life need to live? Think about it
Math Extension
How to tell what's growing in your environment

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What makes the world habitable? Key factors

What makes the world habitable? Searching for an inhabitable world
Mars, Earth, Venus, & Gas Giants
notes
pictures
Moons of Jupiter
notes
pictures
Mercury, Pluto, Earth's Moon, & Titan
notes
pictures

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Activity Guide
What can life tolerate? Activity Guide
What can life tolerate? Activity Guide- Page
Activity Handout
What can life tolerate? Think about it
What can life tolerate? Think about it - Page 2
Game
Earth Timeline

The main events in the history of the Universe

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http://www.historyoftheuniverse.com/tl1.html
Earth's Early Atmosphere

Earth's Early Atmosphere - Oxygen-Rich

http://www.sciam.com/news/080601/2.html

Universe, Earth, Natural Spheres, & GAIA

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http://geog.ouc.bc.ca/conted/onlinecourses/geog_111/3b.html

The Cell:

Prokaryotes & Eukaryotes Worksheet

The cell drawing:

http://www.accessexcellence.org/AB/GG/cell.html

Parts of the Cell http://www.cbc.umn.edu/~mwd/cell_www/chapter2/cell_chapter2.html
Cell Biology http://personal.tmlp.com/Jimr57/textbook/chapter3/chapter3.htm
PARTS OF THE CELL http://ntri.tamuk.edu/cell/cellprt.html

Characteristics of Prokaryotes & Eukaryotes

http://esg-www.mit.edu:8001/esgbio/cb/prok_euk.html
Glossary http://library.thinkquest.org/12413/glossary.html?tqskip=1
Introduction to Cell Biology http://www.cbc.umn.edu/~mwd/cell_www/cell_intro.html
The Cell - Down to Basics http://www.beyondbooks.com/lif71/4.asp
Cells Alive http://www.cellsalive.com/

Welcome to the Cell

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http://library.thinkquest.org/3564/?tqskip=1

Macromolecules:

Building Blocks of Life worksheet

Macromolecules in cells diagram

http://www.accessexcellence.org/AB/GG/macroMols.html

Cellular metabolism diagram http://www.accessexcellence.org/AB/GG/cell_Metab.html
Enzyme action drawing http://www.accessexcellence.org/AB/GG/enzyme.html
Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates

http://www.ultranet.com/~jkimball/BiologyPages/C/Carbohydrates.html

Carbohydrates http://www.biology.demon.co.uk/Biology/mod1/carbohydrates/carbo.htm
Amino Acids
Proteins http://esg-www.mit.edu:8001/esgbio/lm/proteins/aa/aminoacids.html
Nucleic Acids

Nucleic Acids

http://esg-www.mit.edu:8001/esgbio/lm/nucleicacids/nucleicacids.html

An Introduction to Nucleic Acids http://ndbserver.rutgers.edu/NDB/archives/NAintro/
Nucleic Acid Structure http://www.bact.wisc.edu/MicrotextBook/BacterialStructure/NucleicAcids.html
Lipids

Lipids: Introduction, structure and function

http://catlserver.tamu.edu/nutr/203/LectureOutlines/lipids.html

Introduction to Lipids

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http://www.chem.ualberta.ca/~plambeck/che/p265/p06211.htm
DNA & Replication:

Gene drawing

http://www.accessexcellence.org/AB/GG/genes.html

Chromosome drawing http://www.accessexcellence.org/AB/GG/chromosome.html
Levels of Chromatin Packing diagram http://www.accessexcellence.org/AB/GG/chroma_packg.html
Mitosis diagram http://www.accessexcellence.org/AB/GG/mitosis.html
Meiosis diagram http://www.accessexcellence.org/AB/GG/meiosis.html
Comparison of Mitosis & Meiosis http://www.accessexcellence.org/AB/GG/comparison.html
From DNA to Protein diagram http://www.accessexcellence.org/AB/GG/central.html
The Structure of DNA http://www.accessexcellence.org/AB/GG/structure.html
Base Pair diagram http://www.accessexcellence.org/AB/GG/basePair1.html
Mutation of Chromosomes diagram http://www.accessexcellence.org/AB/GG/mutation.html
Build a DNA Molecule online http://gslc.genetics.utah.edu/basic/builddna.html
Basic Genetics

http://gslc.genetics.utah.edu/basic/index.html

Human Chromosomes Drawing

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http://www.accessexcellence.org/AB/GG/human.html
Evolution: The Endosymbiotic Theory of cellular evolution http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Lab/9077/Endosymbiotic.html
The Theory of Evolution
Charles Darwin (Finches) http://www.horizon.fr/galapagos/evolutionan.html
Darwin's Finches http://www.kdsi.net/~dicke520/research/df.html
Human Evolution
Becoming Human (documentary) http://www.becominghuman.org/
The Fossil Evidence in 3D http://www.anth.ucsb.edu/projects/human/

Human Evolution: You Try It

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http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/tryit/evolution/
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