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Extreme Life Card Game
(Chapter 12 - Are There Habitable Worlds Elsewhere?, Activity 2)

This chapter provides students with the opportunity to assess and exhibit their understanding of habitability and its importance to our search for life on other worlds.

In this activity students explore how extreme life on Earth may serve as models for life elsewhere. They play a matching card game that helps them establish a link between extreme life on Earth to its Earth habitat and then to a possible habitat elsewhere in the solar system.

Teacher Guide (pdf 180 KB)

Student Guide (pdf 316 KB)

Playing Cards (pdf 80 KB)

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