The UKCA’s Astrobiology Summer Academy is an initiative to develop lesson plans for schools in the UK that use the excitement and interdisciplinary nature of astrobiology to advance science teaching.
The Centre is making an ‘Astrobiology Lesson Plan’ collection which is available on TES Resources where teachers can access these lesson plans. Fourteen of them were written by teacher attendees of the 2014 ASA.
The lesson plans include a rock cycle you can illustrate with chocolate, lessons on extremophiles, Mars exploration and lesson plans about extinction and human impacts on the Earth.
The Astrobiology Summer Academy will run in 2015 (July 12-15th) and if you know of any teachers interested in contributing to this effort and attending the ASA to learn about astrobiology in an informal setting, let them know about ASA 2015!
You can see more information about the academy on our web site: www.astrobiologyacademy.org