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NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI)
This site provides information on NAI research, a library of publications, sections for teachers and students, and an Ask An Expert section. The student section features Astro-Venture, where students can search for and build a habitable planet; Habitable Worlds, to search the solar system for planets that might support life; and Mysteries of Microbes, containing videos and biographies of astrobiologists. The teacher section contains an astrobiology-related resource catalog of NASA sites.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Portal:
    • Government
  • Atmospheric science
  • Biology
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
Shockwave is needed for the interactive student activities, Real Player is needed for the webcasts, and Adobe Acrobat is needed for some teacher materials.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
The U.S. Government retains a nonexclusive, royalty-free license to publish or reproduce these documents, or allow others to do so, for U.S. Government purposes. These documents may be freely distributed and used for non-commercial, scientific and educational purposes. Commercial use of the documents available from this server may be protected under the U.S. and Foreign Copyright Laws. Individual documents on a server may have different copyright conditions, and that will be noted on those documents.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-632
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI)