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As the search for life beyond Earth continues, this article could be used with students to discuss what the needs would be for life to exist and how scientists narrow their search. It is best suited to students in years 4, 5, 7, and 8 studying Earth and Space, Chemical, or Biological Sciences.
Use the interactive resources to investigate the needs for life on other planets.
Word Count: 311
Years: 4, 5, 7, 8
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