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Searching for Life on Mars
This series of activities encourages students to think about the characteristics of life and about the possibility of looking for life on Mars. Activities include: drawing Martian creatures, based on science fiction as well as the students' current knowledge of Mars; developing a chart to help define important features of a living organism; and designing a plant or animal life form that might survive on Mars.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
  • Biology
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-005-056
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Anita Dodson
NASA Educational Outreach