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Astronomy Assessment
Lesson: Extraterrestrial Life

Listen to at least five selections from The Golden Record (http://www.goldenrecord.org) and re-examine the Arecibo Message (http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap050313.html).

Now that you’ve seen what other people think should be the first message from Earth, think about what you would say to extraterrestrial life forms. Would you present a picture, act something out, play a song, attempt a secret handshake?

What would you do if you were suggesting the next message we should send into space to contact extraterrestrial life? Describe/draw your response here:



















What is your reasoning behind your message? Why do you think this would elicit a positive response?

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