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Crash Course: The Origin of Life (12:57)

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. 00:20 What is one of the biggest puzzles about life that we still have yet to figure out?
  2. 02:55 Hank talks about the definition of life at least three times. So, what is life?
  3. 03:33 How was Friedrich Wohler’s chemistry experiment important in the discovery of where life originated?
  4. 05:07 What forms of life dominated Earth for the vast majority of its existence?
  5. 06:19 How can oxygen be harmful and how did it change life?
  6. 08:03 What makes eukaryotes more complex?
  7. 10:16 What makes DNA such an important molecule, and where did it originate?