Extraterrestrial Life Teacher Resources
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There May Be Extraterrestrial Life in Our Solar SystemLesson Planet
5 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Statistically speaking, it is more than possible that extraterrestrial life exists in our solar system. An engaging short video examines moons and planets that might support life, although not just life as we know it.
C. elegans and the Search for Extraterrestrial LifeLesson Planet
9th - 12th
Introduce the topic of astrobiology in a unit that's out of this world. Biology scholars examine the search for extraterrestrial life by culturing roundworms, a species that has been key in helping researchers understand the challenges...
Astrobiobound! The Search for Life in the Solar SystemLesson Planet
K - 12th
A multi-faceted and exciting activity awaits your astronomy students. In collaborative groups, they plan a mission to hunt for extraterrestrial life within the solar system, while adhering to specific measurement criteria.
The Search for Other Earth-like PlanetsLesson Planet
6 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Olivier Guyon, professor of optical science and astronomy, explains how scientists are searching for other planets that can support life. Viewers learn the odds of finding a habitable planet, how long it would take, and some techniques...
Investigative Case - Los Angeles and the Future of Mono LakeLesson Planet
9th - Higher Ed
Students use this WebQuest to be able to comprehend the natural history and biological diversity of the Mono Basin, an environment directly affected by the needs of humans. They explain what makes Mono Lake unique, including the extreme...
Everything, The Universe...And LifeLesson Planet
11 mins 9th - Higher Ed
Are we alone? With thousands of exoplanets orbiting stars near and far, it's a question that has plagued astronomers for many years. Examine the facts and probabilities in a thought-provoking video. The narrator discusses the search for...
Why Can't we See Evidence of Alien Life?Lesson Planet
6 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
With so indescribably many stars and planets in existence, certainly we aren't alone in the universe! Or are we? Strangely, we haven't discovered any hints of life beyond Earth. The contradiction, known as the Fermi paradox, is...
A Needle in Countless Haystacks: Finding Habitable WorldsLesson Planet
5 mins 4th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Extraterrestrial life? What makes life possible? What makes a habitable planet? These are the questions explored through this video. Some of the concepts presented include the essentiality of water for life and how its liquid form is not...
Is Anyone Out There? Examining Astrobiology and the Value of SETILesson Planet
7th - 12th
Blow their minds with a activity on the search for life outside of our planet! A brief video proposes the question of how to define life. A couple of articles investigate the possibility of alien existence. Finally, the class is divided...
Should We Be Looking for Life Elsewhere in the Universe?Lesson Planet
5 mins 5th - 12th
Is there life beyond Earth? If so, should we make contact with that life? Carl Sagan, along with other astronomers, packed the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 with sounds of the Earth and Earth's inhabitants, hoping to reach life beyond...
Space Science: The Sun and Its Influence on EarthLesson Planet
3rd - 8th
These videos by Crash Course Kids are an excellent way to get your class pumped up about the solar system. From rotations and revolutions to the gas giants and rocky planets, everything (and more) about the solar system is covered in this collection. Not to mention, the host of the series keeps things very interesting.
The Odds of Finding Life and LoveLesson Planet
5 mins 6th - 12th
Fermi's paradox explains why extraterrestrials have not contacted humans yet, and is the basis for Drake's equation explaining how many planets have intelligent life on them. The video uses Drake's equation to find out many people on...
Is There Life on Earth?Lesson Planet
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
To find life on another planet, scientists look for gases (atmosphere), water, and temperatures that are not extreme. In this activity, groups of pupils become "Titan-ians," scientists who want to explore Earth for possible life forms....
Is There Intelligent Life Beyond Earth?Lesson Planet
8 mins 6th - 12th
An educational video focuses on the SETI, search for extra-terrestrial intelligence, and the METI, messaging extra-terrestrial intelligence. It explains how we would identify a planet with life and how they would be able to hear from us....
What Studying Earth Can Tell Us About Life on MarsLesson Planet
6 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Most research about life on Mars actually happens on Earth. An installment of the SciShow Space series introduces young scientists to the process of learning about one planet by studying our own. They observe photos of the similar...