Your learners are a team of astrobiologists. A spacecraft is going to bring back some samples of soil from another planet. Your learners' job is to find out if any of the samples might contain tiny living things (microbes).

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Try it out!

Educator guide in blue

Use this guide to help your learners explore their astrobiologist research project.





Lab notebook in blue

Provide this lab notebook for learners to record their observations and reflections during the activity.


Additional Resources

Use the career card as a visual facilitation aid, so learners can see what an astrobiologist might look like. 

Refer to the additional resources guide for supplemental activities and media.

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