The Most Important Moment in the History of Life

Scholars learn about the first endosymbiosis, which lead to the production of the first organelle, mitochondria that  are able to change shape, divide, reproduce, or grow larger, providing what is needed by a cell. The rest of the video shows learners how this process eventually lead to the first eukaryotic cells, leading to the complex organisms we know today. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Video best fits at beginning of a unit on evolution, evolutionary relationships, phylogenetic trees, or cells 
Classroom Considerations

  • Video assumes learners have some understanding of ATP, symbiosis, prokaryotes and eukaryotes, and other higher-level concepts, so it may best fit with high school learners
  • Video ends at 5:43; the rest is advertising, links to other videos, and summaries of other videos

  • Includes high-quality images, diagrams, and embedded videos
  • Links to other videos found at 6:00

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Common Core