Grades: 6 – 12; Astronomy, Astrobiology, Microbiology
Extremeophiles are microorganisms that live and thrive in extreme conditions such as intense heat, arctic waters and methane lakes. These recently discovered, hardy life forms might unlock the keys to imagining life on other planets.
This program allows students to study Earth environments such as Atacama Desert in Chile or deep-sea smoker vents and learn about similar environments on places like Mars and the Jupiter moon, Europa. Students will learn the requirements for life, interact with the exhibits multimedia elements and extend these ideas in our post-visit project, Profile an Extremeophile.
"The Virtual Visit program had a positive impact on student learning, and the videoconference component of the program enhanced the impact of the program on student knowledge."
Search for Life is an expanded program that includes two 45-minute videoconferencing connections.
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