Group 23: Evidence for life 3,700 million years ago



Nutman, Allen P., Vickie C. Bennett, Clark R. Friend, Martin J. Van Kranendonk, and Allan R. Chivas. Rapid Emergence of Life Shown by Discovery of 3,700-million-year-old Microbial Structures. N.p., 11 Aug. 2016. Web. <>.

“When Did Life Originate?” When Did Life Originate?p., n.d. Web. 11 Nov. 2016. <>.

Background Music Instrumentals. Relax Daily, n.d. Web. <>.

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52 Responses to Group 23: Evidence for life 3,700 million years ago

  1. Whitehead Jarah says:

    I enjoyed your introduction, “Where did we come from?” I thought that was a good hook! I thought that the narration was awesome too. It didn’t have complicated scientific words, which is good because it was easy to understand!

  2. Bernal Nicolas says:

    The content was easy to understand and the presentation was solid.

  3. lwilson64 says:

    Graphs were used quite well to convey the data, and the presentation was quite clear. Nice job overall.

  4. Medina Tatyana says:

    I thought the visuals were very colorful and engaging! They also did a good job of helping the viewer understand what was being said. However, I wish that this group would have gone more into depth about the figure because after watching the video I still don’t really understand what the figure represents. Overall, great job in explaining the data!

  5. Broderick Kirby says:

    I really liked the visuals, and the music did a lot for the mood. The figure wasn’t as unpacked as it could be- how do tides relate to stromatolites? It was fun to watch, though.

  6. Robang Alicia says:

    Good video! The figure was a little too complicated, but the study itself was well-explained.

  7. Zou Qing says:

    The information is fully provided in the video, but the drawing is not tidy or not very good. Also, the camera is constantly moving which can be improved.

  8. Filmer Andres says:

    The video is a little bit dark but overall the drawings were pretty good. The audio could have been improved so that the ringtone is not hear. But overall the information was easy to follow and understand.

  9. Patel Tilak says:

    The video was engaging. I was hooked immediately by the introduction of “Where do we come from?” The speech was articulated clearly which made it easy to understand. The video was also comical. Well done!

  10. Patel Amy says:

    The drawings were very effective in doing the job! Well paced explanations, and very clear video. Great effort overall!

  11. Loftin Sidney says:

    This is a very interesting video and was very engaging

  12. Aldrete Carlos says:

    What I liked about this video is the enthusiastic tone of the script and the music in the background. These touches made learning the information a little bit easier as it was more engaging. The colorful images helped as well, good job.

  13. McCullough Hannah says:

    This video is great! The information is clearly presented, and the visuals are presented in an easy to understand way. Great job!

  14. Carkuff Rachel says:

    The visuals were great, and the information was descriptive and clear. The video was interesting to watch and was definitely engaging! Great video.

  15. Bhakhri Arohi says:

    The drawings were super cool for this video and I appreciate how clear the information was. I enjoyed watching this video and liked that it was watchable and not boring. I would just pick a better lighting but it doesn’t take away too much from the video. Really well done!

  16. Fox Abigail says:

    I appreciated the explanation of stromatatolitse and the easy to interpret graphics. The video flowed well and I like how the responses to disprove inorganic formation were bulleted and clearly stated. Great Video!

  17. Carroll Resa says:

    The content of the video was very informative, and the narration was easy to follow along with. I feel like this video did a great job of taking the author’s original article and breaking it down into easy to understand bits. Overall, the video was entertaining, and the drawings were really impressive.

  18. mcw0805 says:

    The video content was very clearly presented and it was definitely easy for me to engage. One improvement that could be made I think… is the lighting.

  19. Kim Samuel says:

    I liked how detailed the drawings were; they were extremely interesting to look at. The speaker was very engaging, and the video’s information was presented well. Overall, this video was great.

  20. Punyarthi Sayali says:

    The visuals used for the dry erase activity were definitely properly used to explain the concepts. The visuals were not too confusing to understand, facilitating the understanding of the experiment itself.

  21. Wauldron Natalia says:

    The drawings were very easy to understand and represented well what was being said alongside it. The speaker was slow and had a good tone, which made it easier to be engaged. The video was organized well.

  22. Kouba Amelie says:

    The drawings are good and so is the background music (its not too loud – awesome). The visuals are a little dark though, might be because I’m blind but could be a little brighter. Overall you guys did a great job and your speakers combined with your visuals really made me understand what was going on. Watch out for background noises in your voice recordings.

  23. White Samantha says:

    I really enjoyed watching this video from a different perspective since my group also did this video. I thought that the background music was a great touch and yall explained the concepts very well. Great job!

  24. Glover Blake says:

    I thought this video was great. The figures were a little dark at times but they were well drawn and did a sufficient job at getting the needed information across to the viewer. I thought the background music really tied it together and give the video a nice vibe. Overall I thought this video was very well done.

  25. Mohammad Awan says:

    The information was presented nicely. I liked the clear and concise explanation of the different concepts. Great video overall.

  26. Smith Jaeiza says:

    I think that the video clearly explained the subject. I think that the graph was kind of hard to understand.

  27. Stolz Alexandra says:

    The visuals were great and really helped me understand the information being presented. All the information being conveyed was well presented (and easy to understand). Overall, this video was very well done and the only noticeable improvement could have been the lighting.

  28. Taylor Thomas says:

    I especially liked the graphs that were used in the presentation. The audio was very clear and easy to understand. I liked how the explanations were concise foe each talking point.

  29. Tordoya Henckell says:

    The visuals were very creative and helpful. The graph was a little untidy, but great overall!

  30. Mihalko Robert says:

    The video was a little too dark, and the narrator sometimes would stumble through an explanation. Overall, it was a good informative video that was easy to follow along with.

  31. Lin Min says:

    The video is engaging, but the visuals were difficult to understand. Overall, though, great job!

  32. Green Madison says:

    I really enjoyed the graphs and visuals and I thought they were a nice aid in presenting the information. The lighting was a little off but the video was on topic and easy to understand.

  33. Kulkarni Amrut says:

    Data presented in a way that’s really easy to understand, but lighting could have used some work.

  34. Jones Dillon says:

    Clear descriptions and explanation of findings. Well done video overall!

  35. Sommer Elias says:

    I really enjoyed all of the drawings and can’t wait to see what else scientists can uncover about ancient life.

  36. Forsmo James says:

    The visuals were engaging, however I don’t think the music was very necessary. The graphs were very well done, and the information was clearly presented. Camerawork was also good, and you guys interpreted the paper very clearly. Well done. Really thorough job.

  37. Megan McLaurin says:

    Great video guys. I liked the humor and you guys really did well with this topic. It was easy to follow, even for me, a clueless caveman!

  38. Irondi Ogechi says:

    Clear and concise explanations, the graphs were outstanding to be hand drawn! I think this group ran with the topic and did a good job at compiling all of the information together.

  39. Ortega Michelle says:

    I enjoyed how this video had images with almost everything you guys were saying. It really kept the audience on track between what the experiment was about while still being able to visualize the entire process. Great job!

  40. Cho Soo says:

    The topic is interesting because I have never thought of the time, 3700 milions ago. Also, what they said stromatolites found in this research would be the oldest evidence of life was meaningful to watch this video because I have never heard of this information before.

  41. Jehle John says:

    The video gives great details about the colonization of stramatolites and how they were brought about in a marine environment. Used great scientific terms and easy ways to remember things

  42. Wah Katie says:

    the speaker was very clear and concise and that really helped me understand the information that was being presented. Also, I really liked the visuals, they were drawn nicely and were not at all presented in a messy way. I also really enjoyed the background music that made me feel like the video was supposed to be some sort of entertainment rather than an informational video. The camera work was also very impressive and I thought the data that you presented helped clear up any confusions about the topic at hand

  43. Brockman Christine says:

    Good job! The drawings were very detailed and aided the audio well. The information was presented in a way that was easy to understand with great explanations.

  44. Rajchel Milosz says:

    “Good question, I’m glad I asked.” Lol. I really appreciated that part. You did well presenting the graphs and the data, and the narrator’s voice was very good. Could do a little better with holding the camera steady and the angles. Great job.

  45. Eling Taylor says:

    The narrator was dynamic and very easy to understand, and the graphics were also helpful. The only issue is that the camera angle was off a little bit sometimes and it was a little dark.

  46. Berlinghoff Adam says:

    The animations were simpler than a lot of other videos but still pretty good on the whole. The narrator was a little quiet and harder to hear. But on the whole the information was good and presented in a way that was easy to understand, and it was a pretty good video

  47. Svitak Ethan says:

    The graphs were not boiled down to easily understandable graphs, it was a little dark, and the camera angle was off, but the video was highly informative.

  48. Polik Hayriye says:

    Well executed video! Narration wasn’t too fast or too slow. The information flows smoothly.

  49. Park Cassie says:

    The animations were great – they were relevant and very visually appealing. The speaker was easy to understand, as well as the material. The material was covered thoroughly and the sequence of it was logical. Great video.

  50. Moore Collin says:

    You did a good job linking the study to larger questions that everyone at some point has thought of.

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