Ch 8: The Origin & History of Life On Earth - Middle School Life Science: Homeschool Curriculum

About This Chapter

The origin and history of life on Earth unit of this Middle School Life Science Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about how life began on Earth. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our Middle School Life Science Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about how life forms evolved. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the origin and history of life on Earth. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn cell theory, evolution, biogenesis, scientific theories and spontaneous generation.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need a life science curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and an origin and history of life on Earth unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Origin and History of Life on Earth Unit Objectives:

  • Review the start of life on Earth via cell theory, biogenesis and spontaneous generation.
  • Examine the scientific theories and explanations related to the formation of life on Earth.
  • See the timeline of the history of life on Earth.
  • Discover the ways evolution can occur.

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