What can Life Tolerate?

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This is the fourth activity in the "Astrobiology: Life on Earth.... and elsewhere?", educator guide. "What can life tolerate" (found on page 37 of the guide) identifies the range of Terrestrial Life • Meet some extremophiles. What conditions do they tolerate? • Play a card game similar to Rummy. Students create a set by matching an extremophile, an extreme habitat on Earth, and an extraterrestrial habitat that may be similar to an Earth habitat. • Assemble a crew of extremophiles and target them to specific locations on a planet or moon • Debate the ethics of sending Earth life to other worlds

Tags: astrobiology, bacteria, extremophiles, living conditions, terrestrial life

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Grade Level4 - 6
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