The Search for Extraterrestrial Life
In this extraterrestrial life instructional activity, students review the different space craft used to explore space for existence of life beyond Earth. This instructional activity has 8 matching and 5 unscramble words.
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Astrobiology and the Search for Alien Life
Astrobiology includes the study of physics, biology, geology, astronomy, chemistry, ecology, and more. Share a video that explains how each of these apply to the search for alien life. It covers what we think we are looking for, what we...
4 mins 9th - 12th Science
Detectable Civilizations in our Galaxy 2
The idea of whether or not communication from other planets can be transmitted and received is discussed in this presentation. The various issues such as relative stages of development, the ability to receive a transmission, and whether...
9 mins 8th - 9th Science
Calculating the Odds of Intelligent Alien Life
What are the odds of finding intelligent life somewhere else in the universe? The Drake equation can help us estimate the answer. Advanced astronomers find that perhaps the biggest determining factor is longevity of civilizations. There...
7 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Is Anyone Out There? Examining Astrobiology and the Value of SETI
Blow their minds with a lesson plan 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...
7th - 12th Science
The Search for Other Earth-like Planets
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...
6 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Why Can't we See Evidence of Alien Life?
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...
6 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Investigative Case - Los Angeles and the Future of Mono Lake
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...
9th - Higher Ed 21st Century Skills