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Science Literacy Reading Article - Water and Life: Our Search in Space is an engaging and well-illustrated, high school science reading article that explores the possibility of life in space. Using specific information discovered by NASA, this article helps promote students’ science literacy. as well. It shows why water is an essential ingredient for life to develop, and then explores some bodies in our solar system where scientists think life could possibly arise. This article contains plenty of information to generate class discussions as well.
This no-prep, printable activity covers, why water is so important to life and why NASA first looks for water in searching for the possibility of life on other planets.
It then goes on to explore the possibility of life existing on three bodies in the solar system and what NASA has uncovered through its space probes.
This article and the accompanying questions provide a printable no-prep activity which can be used in class or as a substitute plan activity. Answer key is also provided.