Abiogenesis: Definition, Theory & Evidence


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What was the first genetic molecule to arise out of primitive Earth?

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1. Why do lipids spontaneously form micelle or liposome molecules in water?

2. How old is the Earth approximately and how were the conditions at that time on the planet?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet can help you further explore what you know about abiogenesis, a popular theory of how life began. Topics of quiz questions include early Earth, the first genetic module's developed, and the Miller experiment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following topics:

  • The first genetic module to arise from primitive earth
  • Why lipids spontaneously form micelle or liposome molecules in water
  • The age of the Earth
  • The conditions of Earth at its earliest period
  • What the Miller flask experiment proves

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet combination allows you to test these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related biology lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the conditions of early earth and the importance of lipids in abiogenesis
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the abiogenisis theory

Additional Learning

To learn more about theory and proof of abiogenesis, check out the related lesson called Abiogenesis: Definition, Theory & Evidence. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the theory of abiogenesis
  • Discover what primitive was like
  • Examine the Miller Experiment
  • Identify the role of RNA in abiogenesis
  • Explore how lipid bilayers can be formed