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Exploring the Universe: Imagining Life


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Exploring the Universe: Imagining Life

“Exploring the Universe: Imagining Life” is a hands-on activity in which visitors imagine and draw an extreme environment beyond Earth, then invent a living thing that could thrive in it. They learn that NASA scientists study extremophiles on Earth to imagine the variety of life that might exist elsewhere, and make predictions about where to look for it.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 14

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • Drawing sheets
  • Drawing sheet photocopy master
  • Extremophile cards
  • Markers
  • Astrobiology information sheet
  • Searching for Life information sheet
  • Activity and facilitator guides

Subjects


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Astronomy
      • Probes, Satellites and Spacecraft
    • Earth, Moon and Sun
    • Solar System
      • The Planets
      • Origin of Solar System
  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Formulating Explanations

Informal Categories


  • Arts and Crafts

Other


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Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Source Collection:

  • NISE Network

Rights:

Funding Source:

  • NASA, NNX16AC67A

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