‘When chemistry became biology’: looking for the origins of life in hot springs

The hypothesis that hot springs may have been the ‘spark’ that helped organic matter turn into life has been put to the test in New Zealand.

Use this article to highlight the importance of collaboration between sciences when trying to gain a new understanding of the Universe. This would be suited to students in years 8, 9, and 10 studying Chemical, Biological and Earth and Space Sciences.

 

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‘When chemistry became biology’: looking for the origins of life in hot springs – Australia’s Science Channel

‘When chemistry became biology’: looking for the origins of life in hot springs – Australia’s Science Channel

Years: 8, 9, 10

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Topics:

Biological Sciences –  Ecosystems, Living Things

Chemical Sciences – Chemical Reactions, Particle Models

Earth and Space Sciences – The Solar System, Rocks

Additional: Careers, Technology

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences –  Interdependence and Ecosystems, Diversity and Evolution, Form and Function

Chemical Sciences – Change of Matter

Earth and Space Sciences – The Earth’s Surface, Earth in Space