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Is the Moon Habitable?
(Chapter 9 - What is Habitability?, Activity 4)

In this chapter students explore the concept of habitability. They define the requirements for a habitable place, then explore Earth and other worlds in our solar system looking for places that potentially support life. They also conduct experiments to see that the ability of life to exist under extreme conditions greatly expands the possibility that we may find life on other worlds in our solar system.

In Is the Moon Habitable, students study the Earth and moon to see that they occupy the same general location in the solar system, yet are vastly different in their habitability for life. They examine how the presence or absence of key habitability factors and physical conditions affect life and understand that, ultimately, life must yield to some physical limits.


Teacher Guide (pdf 180 KB)

Student Guide (pdf 1 MB)

Lunar BLM Sheet (40 KB)

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