Quiz for 8 Reasons for Complex Life on Earth
Skills and concepts that students must have mastered
How the activity is situated in the course
Content/concepts goals for this activity
The quiz and related video address one learning objective:
- Students will be able to explain how
- Earth's position in space;
- Its internal heat; and
- the character of its atmosphere make it the only known planet that supports complex life.
Higher order thinking skills goals for this activity
Other skills goals for this activity
Description and Teaching Materials
After watching the associated video, students complete the quiz to ensure that they have a working knowledge of some basic content related to the conditions that support life on Earth. This provides the instructor with more time in the subsequent class to incorporate active learning exercises that include application of higher order thinking skills.
Teaching Notes and Tips
We include the video and quiz in a pre-class exercise offered in our course management system.
Compare student responses to answer key (included - see bottom of PDF).