Planetary art


Saturday, February 23, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.


Columbia Memorial Space Center, Downey, California

Target Audience:

Teachers for grades K-12


Explore the growing field of astrobiology with these NASA/JPL lessons all about the science of searching for life beyond Earth! Participants will learn to get students using research to develop an operational definition of life. Then, we'll use the fundamental criteria for life to examine simulated extraterrestrial soil samples for signs of life. We'll also build small devices to bring our samples "back to Earth."

› Register online

Or register by calling (562) 231-1200 during operating hours.


  • Pre-registration is required.
  • This workshop is FREE for all pre-service and fully credentialed teachers.
  • Participants are required to bring in their teacher or student ID the day of the workshop.
  • Lunch will be provided.

This free workshop is offered through the City of Downey Columbia Memorial Space Center, a hands-on learning center dedicated to bringing the wonder and excitement of science and innovation to audiences of all ages and backgrounds, in partnership with NASA/JPL Education.

Can't attend the workshop? Explore these standards-aligned lessons online!