The Search for Extraterrestrial Life
In this extraterrestrial life worksheet, high schoolers review the different space craft used to explore space for existence of life beyond Earth. This worksheet has 8 matching and 5 unscramble words.
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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
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
New Review Should We Be Looking for Life Elsewhere in the Universe?
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...
5 mins 5th - 12th 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 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...
7th - 12th Science