Astrobiology is the study of life and the search for habitable environments beyond Earth. These activities can help you explore the question: Are we alone in the Universe? while introducing concepts in Earth and Life Science.
A create-an-organism activity where students identify the conditions that may support life and the conditions that may be challenging to life in the extreme environment of a fictitious planet. Students then design an organism with features (adaptations) that would allow it to live in the conditions described. Students may work individually or in groups.
Information about 12 different extremophiles (organisms adapted to live in extreme environments) in all domains of life. A description of the environment and adaptation for each organism is split between 2 print-and-cut cards with matching illustrations.