We found 69 reviewed resources for extraterrestrials
C. elegans and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life
9th - 12th
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...
Why Can't we See Evidence of Alien Life?
6 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
The Search for Other Earth-like Planets
6 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Investigative Case - Los Angeles and the Future of Mono Lake
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...
A Needle in Countless Haystacks: Finding Habitable Worlds
5 mins 4th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Is Anyone Out There? Examining Astrobiology and the Value of SETI
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...
Should We Be Looking for Life Elsewhere in the Universe?
5 mins 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...
Space Science: The Sun and Its Influence on Earth
3rd - 8th
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 this collection. Not to mention, the host of the series keeps things very interesting.