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The Early Atmosphere (5:33)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 00:37 How did the first atmosphere of the Earth form?
  2. 00:48 What is the “greenhouse effect,” and how did the conditions on the early Earth allow for its development?
  3. 01:41 How did the formation of the Moon impact the Earth?
  4. 02:11 How did the Earth’s atmosphere change during the Hadean eon?
  5. 03:07 How did the Earth’s atmosphere change during the Archaean eon?
  6. 03:55 What was the Great Oxidation Event and why did it happen?
  7. 04:50 How did the buildup of oxygen in the atmosphere impact that Earth’s climate?