This unit covers an introduction to astrobiology (the study of life and water on other planets).

This unit is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course.

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Astrobiology Tutorials

by Alison Loomis

Astrobiology: Life in Extreme Environments Content: General Information Genomic Resources Thermophilic life) Endolithic organisms Bacteria in Amber Dry (Xerophytic) organisms Radiation Tolerance Deep & Dark Dwelling Organisms Life at Varied Pressures Halophilic Organisms Research Agencies The Domain Archaea Deep Ocean Thermal Vents Research Agencies Books we recommend This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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Astrobiology Activities

by Alison Loomis

These astrobiology activities allow kids to invetigate the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life on Earth and the search for life beyond (in the universe). This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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