Introduction to Exobiology

Duke University

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This is the first page of a tutorial on exobiology and the origins of life. The tutorial covers the nature of prebiotic Earth, the Miller-Urey experiment, possible sites for the origin of life, the search for extraterrestrial life, politics in exobiology research, and possible careers in exobiology. There is a 15-question self test and a significant bibliography at the end of the tutorial. This resource is appropriate for high school or college students.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Radioisotopes, Elements, Biology, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science, Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Life on Mars, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Geochemistry:Oxidation/Reduction Reactions, Biology:Astrobiology, Chemistry, Biology:Ecology:Habitats, Biology:Evolution, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Evolution:Processes
Resource Type: Assessments:On line, Knowledge Survey, Activities, Assessments, Activities:Classroom Activity
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)Keywords: exobiology, prebiotic, Miller/Urey experiment, abiogenesis, origin of life, extraterrestrial life, NASA