For Students

So you’re interested in astrobiology?

Congratulations! Whether you are interested in the origin of life or the exploration of space, astrobiology is full of opportunities. Students of all ages and experience levels can find something within astrobiology to tempt and satisfy their curiosity – tiny molecules, giant planets, single-cell life forms, galaxies with hundreds of billions of stars…. The possibilities are endless!

To help you get started (and keep going!) in your exploration of astrobiology, we have partnered with the UW Astrobiology Program to develop a "What is Astrobiology?" overview and to collect a variety of fun and informative resources for students, including several activites and games that VPL directly developed or supported. Follow these links for more information.

If you would like more information about astrobiology or would be interested in having a VPL scientist visit your classroom, scout troop, or other organization, contact the VPL team at: naivpl@uw.edu.