This fun activity is aimed at children aged 9+. You will need a printer to print some template sheets. Would you like to help an alien by designing its passport so that it can complete intergalactic travels? Then read on!
By Luke Mitchell
Charles S. Cockell from the UK Centre for Astrobiology (UKCA) at our very own University was involved in the creation of the Astrobiology Periodic Table. Reminiscent of the logic that Mendeleev himself followed in the creation of the modern periodic table, this Astrobiology Periodic Table serves its user as a compartmented ‘Lego box’ that shows how all the elements in the modern Periodic Table are involved in life as we know it. From how the elements are formed, to their biological use, the Table shows vital information for astrobiologists, astrochemists and astronomers at a glance. Continue reading “Astrobiology Periodic Table”