Is There Anyone Out There?

This Is There Anyone Out There? lesson plan also includes:

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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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Research missions to other planets and how they searched for signs of life
Classroom Considerations

  • Prepare all items for both activities in advance
  • For the second activity, dispose of all packaging in a place that is not accessible to students so they cannot use them as hints when solving
  • The seventh in a series of 10 lessons
Pros

  • Science overview encompasses more than just objectives
  • Includes discussion questions, teacher prompts, and desired answers
  • Contains assessment criteria for both activities
  • Provides extension ideas
Cons

  • None
Common Core