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The Outer Planets: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A long time ago, a galaxy formed that contained a solar system with eight planets—or nine depending on who is counting. A collection of 22 lessons has middle schoolers examine the Outer Planets of the solar system. They calculate the...
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Space Science: The Sun and Its Influence on Earth

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
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...
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Is There Anyone Out There?

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
What is an alien's favorite game? All-star baseball! Scholars start defining living and non-living. Then, they conduct experiments to research if life exists, keeping in mind that life could be in many forms, not just human. 
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Teach This Poem: "In the Next Galaxy" by Ruth Stone

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Imagine what life might be like in a different galaxy. That's the challenge young scientists take on in a warm-up activity designed to prepare them for a close reading of Ruth Stone's poem "In the Next Galaxy." After class members share...
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There May Be Extraterrestrial Life in Our Solar System

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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.
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3 Unsolved Moon Mysteries

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What do people really know about the moon? Learn about three unsolved moon mysteries: the moon's past magnetic field, lunar sunrises, and what's really inside the moon's craters. An engaging video from the SciShow Space series connects...
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What Studying Earth Can Tell Us About Life on Mars

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
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...
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Why Venus Could Doom 'Habitable' Exoplanets

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Do you believe Earth-like planets support life? A video investigation in the SciShow Space series presents information about exoplanets and their characteristics. Scholars learn why these exoplanets may be the best chance for finding...
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The Cosmic Origins of Earth's Water

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Was Earth born as a Blue Planet? Discover where water came from with a video from an intriguing science playlist. The resource covers the three most likely origins of water, how scientists differentiate between comet and asteroid water,...
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Should You Go to Mars? Ft. Bill Nye

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Would you move to Mars? A video discussion explores the realities of traveling and living on Mars. Characteristics of the planet, its orbit, and revolutions provide key facts to help you make your decision.
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C. elegans and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Everything, The Universe...And Life

For Students 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...
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Saturn

For Students 6th - 12th
Showing your class a captivating video about Saturn has a nice ring to it, doesn't it? More than 60 rings, in fact! The narrator takes your young astronomers on a tour of our solar system's second-largest planet. Topics covered include...
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Exotic Chemistry: World's Oldest Water and The Rarest Element

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The oldest water, found buried in a mine, serves as a time capsule of the environment that existed 2.6 billion years ago. An interesting video explores science news from 2013—more specifically, the oldest water ever discovered and the...
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Is There Life on Earth?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
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....
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Introduction to Astronomy

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Welcome to your new job as an astrophysicist, astrobiologist, engineer, or research scientist at NASA. Your job is to search for alien life in our solar system! Throughout a unit of activities, learners search the galaxy through...
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The Odds of Finding Life and Love

For Students 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...
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Is There Intelligent Life Beyond Earth?

For Students 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....
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Planetary Plants

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Since plants are the main source for all life on Earth, that would mean there would have to be plants on other planets to support life. This is the focus of a video that explores how plants could exist on planets other than Earth.
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Life on Other Planets

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Is there life beyond Earth? Take a look through a virtual telescope in a video that provides possible scenarios in which life could exist on other planets.
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The Search for Other Earth-like Planets

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
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...
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Life on Mars

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Through reading and discussion, aspiring astronomers consider the question of whether or not there was ever life on the planet Mars. Throughout the process, they review how scientific investigations are carried out, examine the...
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Is Anyone Out There? Examining Astrobiology and the Value of SETI

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Blow their minds with a lesson 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...
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Investigative Case - Los Angeles and the Future of Mono Lake

For Teachers 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...