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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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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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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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Astrobiobound! The Search for Life in the Solar System

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
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. 
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My Extraterrestrial Counting Book

For Students Pre-K - 1st
For this extraterrestrial counting worksheet, students assemble and color a mini personal book on counting from one to ten with extraterrestrial objects.
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Is Anybody Out There?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students focus on the tremendous public interest in the potential of extraterrestrial life. They read and discuss an article about the search for alien life. They divide into small groups and discuss the issues and implications of this...
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Extraterrestrials Visit Earth

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students compare the unique characteristics of Earth to other planets and then write descriptions of Earth that might attract fictional extraterrestrials to visit the planet. They design an appealing travel brochure that incorporates the...
6:04
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Why Can't we See Evidence of Alien Life?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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Introducing Culture

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Growing up within a culture leaves a lot of ideas and values unspoken. Take a closer look at the cultures in which your learners live with a discussion activity that addresses cultural identity and traits of those living within the...
4:34
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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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Extraterrestrial Communication: Can We Talk to Anybody Out There?

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students examine the possibilities of communication with other living organisms within our solar system through research and hands on activities, as well as observing and analyzing teacher demonstrations.
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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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Extraterrestrials

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss the possibility of intelligent life in space. In this space science lesson, students decipher a radio message electronically transmitted in space. They create their own extraterrestrial welcome greeting.
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Investigative Case - Los Angeles and the Future of Mono Lake

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Learners 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...
11:22
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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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E.T., Are You Out There?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Research the necessary components of a planet that supports life after reading the article "All of a Sudden, The Neighborhood Looks a Lot Friendlier" from The New York Times. After finding their information, middle and high schoolers...
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Fact or Fantasy?

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Are we alone in the universe? This brief informational text on extraterrestrial theory has been split into seven sections to help scholars practice note taking. They read the statements, underlining key words. Then, using the graphic...
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A Needle in Countless Haystacks: Finding Habitable Worlds

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
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...
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Chemosynthesis and Hydrothermal Vent Life

For Students 6th - 12th
What's life like in a hydrothermal vent? Find out in part five of a 13-part series. Learners journey to one of the harshest environments on the planet, the hydrothermal vent, to learn about the creatures that survive the extreme...
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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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Extraterrestrial Shapes

For Teachers Pre-K - K
In this shapes worksheet, students complete 5 different figures with various given shapes. First, they identify each shape illustrated. Then, students color and decorate each shape. Finally, students cut out and paste the various shapes...
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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...
4:35
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Should We Be Looking for Life Elsewhere in the Universe?

For Students 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...
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SETI WebQuest and the Drake Equation

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students complete a WebQuest where they research the Internet for extraterrestrial intelligence. In this extraterrestrial lesson plan, students also explore how the Drake Equation can predict the occurrence of life elsewhere.

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