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WORKSHOP

TOPICS: EARTH HISTORY, LIFE CHARACTERISTICS AND MACROMOLECULES



1. Explain how relative and absolute dating works.
2. Complete the table by checking the correct column for each statement
Statement
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

Era
Paleozoic
Mesozoic



Pre-Cambrian
The first photosynthetic bacteria

Primates evolve and diversify


Dinosaurs existed


An explosion of life, characterized

by the appearance of many types
of invertebrates and plant species
Mammals appear



Dinosaurs roam Earth, and the



ancestor of modern birds evolve
Flowering plants appear



Amphibians and reptiles appear



3. For each statement below, write true or false, and justify (provide
arguments) the false statements.

Cenozoic







______ Earth is thought to have formed about 4.6 billion years ago
______ The conditions on primitive Earth were very suitable for life
______Geological events on Earth set up conditions that would play a major role in the
evolution of life on Earth

4. Complete the table by checking the correct column for each description
Description
Proteins
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

Macromolecules
Carbohydrates
Lipids













Nucleic Acids






Made up of nucleotides

Made up of fatty acids

DNA and RNA

Contain peptide bonds

Made up of amino acids

Commonly called fats and oils

Used for long-term energy

storage, insulation, and
protective coatings
8. Contain, carbon, hydrogen,




oxygen and Nitrogen
9. Contain monosaccharides





5. List the characteristics of Life and explain the concept of homeostasis.

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

WORKSHOP
TOPICS: EARTH HISTORY, LIFE CHARACTERISTICS AND MACROMOLECULES

1. Explain how relative and absolute dating works.
2. Complete the table by checking the correct column for each statement
Statement
Era
Pre-Cambrian
Paleozoic
Mesozoic
Cenozoic
The first photosynthetic bacteria



Primates evolve and diversify




Dinosaurs existed




An explosion of life, characterized



by the appearance of many types
of invertebrates and plant species
Mammals appear




Dinosaurs roam Earth, and the




ancestor of modern birds evolve
Flowering plants appear




Amphibians and reptiles appear




3. For each statement below, write true or false, and justify (provide
arguments) the false statements.
______ Earth is thought to have formed about 4.6 billion years ago
______ The conditions on primitive Earth were very suitable for life
______Geological events on Earth set up conditions that would play a major role in the
evolution of life on Earth

4. Complete the table by checking the correct column for each description
Description
Proteins
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

Macromolecules
Carbohydrates
Lipids













Made up of nucleotides

Made up of fatty acids

DNA and RNA

Contain peptide bonds

Made up of amino acids

Commonly called fats and oils

Used for long-term energy

storage, insulation, and protective
coatings
8. Contain, carbon, hydrogen,



oxygen and Nitrogen
9. Contain monosaccharides




5. List the characteristics of Life and explain the concept of homeostasis.

Nucleic Acids