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NSC Creative We Are Aliens

The resources below were created to share classroom activities that could be linked to themes from the full dome planetarium show We Are Aliens! created and produced by NSC Creative. The videos feature National Space Academy Director Anu Ojha, and Lead Educators Judith Green, Steve Althorpe and Chris Carr. Find out more about We Are Aliens! here and about NSC Creative here

 


Biology Resources

  • Is there Life in there?

     

    Presented by Chris Carr

    Students analyse an unknown soil sample and look for signs of possible indicators for life.

     

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  • What's your limit?

     

    Presented by Chris Carr

    Conditions on other planets and are unlikely to be within the same ranges as that experienced by Earth.

     

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  • Martian Death Rays!

     

    Presented by Chris Carr

    Is there life on Mars? The high intensity of UV light means it is unlikely to be found on the surface.

     

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Visit the We Are Aliens website for more downloadable biology activities

 


Chemistry Resources

  • Molecules of Life

     

    Presented by Steve Althorpe

    Games designed to promote thinking and understanding about molecules that play key roles in life on Earth.

     

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  • Ice Cores

     

    Presented by Steve Althorpe

    In this practical activity students analyse ice cores extracted from the icy worlds of Enceladus or Europa.

     

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  • Anti-Freeze

     

    Presented by Judith Green

    The effect of antifreezes on the freezing point of water and how it can allow cells to survive extreme cold.

     

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Visit the We Are Aliens website for more downloadable chemistry activities

 


Physics Resources

  • Build a Comet

     

    Presented by Anu Ojha

    Create a comet in the classroom with water, dry ice, worcester sauce and sand!

     

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  • Planetary Pressure

     

    Presented by Anu Ojha

    Introduction to planetary pressure and what it’s really like on Earth, Venus and Mars!

     

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  • Boiling Water in a Syringe

     

    Presented by Anu Ojha

    The “boiling water in a syringe without heating it” experiment and why oceans can’t exist on Mars now.

     

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Visit the We Are Aliens website for more downloadable physics activities

 

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