Astrobiology is the study of life in outer space. The field of astrobiology looks for conditions necessary for life, like liquid water, a good temperature, or the presence of oxygen.
Astrobiology makes use of physics, chemistry, astronomy, biology, molecular biology, ecology, planetary science, geography and geology to investigate the possibility of life on other worlds and help recognize biospheres that might be different from the Earth’s. Students learn astrobiology basics and then create their own extremophile and design its habitat.
*Need a version of this for younger learners? Look for Extremophiles and Exoplanets.