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Extreme Yellowstone Expedition (EYE) is a series of activities and lesson plans for middle schools geared to the Next Generation Science Standards and focusing on astrobiology and Yellowstone National Park. Based on an actual scientific expedition into Yellowstone's backcountry, students will see research come to life, mimic experiments conducted by scientists, work with actual data sets, and get to know researchers and STEM role models. 



Jamie Cornish
MSU Extended University
P.O. Box 173860
Bozeman, MT 59717-3860


Check out the lesson plans here.





Astrobiology: The Search for Life, a website hosted by the Exploratorium.

Exploring Life’s Origins

A website from the Museum of Science in Boston that aims to use downloadable illustrations and animations to help describe origins of life research and theories to broad audiences. The website includes an interactive timeline of life’s evolution and information on the RNA world theory.


The Exploratorium’s Origins website featuring the extraordinary places, people, tools and ideas behind the search for the origins of matter, the universe, and life itself.

PBS NOVA Web Site—Origins

In this companion Web site to the program, find out how life could have started and why water is needed for life; read about the latest discoveries in origins research; use raw data to assemble the famous Eagle Nebula image; insert your own values into the Drake Equation; decode cosmic spectra; and more.