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Could life survive in alien environments? - Defining environments suitable for life | Teach with space B09

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Languages: English, Italian

Subjects: Biology |

In this activity students will consider whether life found in extreme environments on Earth could survive elsewhere in the Solar System. Students will examine the characteristics of different places in the Solar System and then use fact cards of some example extremophiles to hypothesize which they think might be able to survive in the different extra-terrestrial environments.

Download: Teacher’s guide and student worksheets
Age range: 12 – 16 years old
Keywords: Biology, Solar System, Planets, Moons, Extremophiles, Abiotic factors, Search for life

This classroom resource is part of a set of resources developed by ESA’s Education Office in collaboration with ESEROs to support the Moon Camp project.

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