Life Begins: Crash Course Big History #4

Scientists try to understand the origins of life, and answers to these questions might be found during our lifetime. The fourth video in a 16-part series explains the earliest forms of life on Earth and their development. It covers prokaryotes, eukaryotes, panspermia, reproduction, DNA, and more.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of the development of scientific theories
Pros

  • Connects biology, chemistry, earth science, and history
  • Includes subtitles in ten languages
Cons

  • None