Chapter+17 - Chapter 17 The History of Life on Earth The...

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Chapter 17 The History of Life on Earth The learning goals listed below are the broad concepts you should understand for this chapter. The learning outcomes list the concepts you should know or the things you should be able to do at the end of this unit. Some of the learning outcomes will be covered in class and the remainder you should achieve through reading, studying, and homework. Learning Goals and Intended Outcomes Learning Goal Learning Outcome(s) 1. Understand the hypotheses regarding the beginning of life. 1. Define key terms. (p.341 of text) 2. Explain prebiotic chemical evolution. 3. List the environmental conditions on the early Earth that would have allowed accumulation of organic compounds. 4. Describe the Miller/Urey experiments and their results. 5. Explain why RNA may have been the first hereditary molecule. 1a. Understand that there is no direct evidence for the origin of life hypotheses and they cannot be directly tested. However, laboratory testing and an understanding of the natural laws
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