We are watching you!
We are watching you!

We now know of thousands of planets orbiting other stars. But we know of only planet that hosts life – the Earth. Most scientists think that life elsewhere in the Universe is likely to exist, but so far there is no evidence that extra-terrestrials exist or that they have visited us. However, we can search for signs of life on distant planets and we are even using radio telescopes to look for messages sent to us by extra-terrestrial civilisations. If there is life out there, it probably doesn’t look anything like us. However, if a planet has the capacity to create and sustain life – whether as bacteria or as little green men – it is fairly certain that, like ourselves and other life forms on our own planet, alien life forms have evolved to survive and prosper in that environment. Just for fun, take the tests below to see if you can imagine what kinds of beings might live on the four planetary environments suggested. By clicking and dragging each one, take items from the pool of possible body parts, and attach them to the blank alien’s head, bearing in mind the conditions on each planet, and – build your own alien.
Build your own Alien click here for planet 1…
Build your own Alien click here for planet 2…
Build your own Alien click here for planet 3…
Build your own Alien click here for planet 4…

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22 Comments

  1. after several attempts, it seems my own aliens would survive in condition 1, 2 and 4. :clap_tb: but in the third planet, my alien is “toast”!!! :glurps_tb:

  2. I am an alien adict along with my 2nd step cousin Josie and we need proof that they are real and we also need ways to summon the more friendly ones to us so that we could have some friends that are from a different planet.

  3. i love aliens!!!! i always search em on google and go onto sites and make aliens! and the weird thing is i believe in aliens! and i wanna make a alien real bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. buddabadabooo!! woohoo

    woohoo, man, dude, dudette, teacherss, THE WORLD! i want to tell u that u rox mah soxxx, zoozoo petz!!!!!!!
    tehheee blaagh. okay, thats a little weird, ahahaha awkwerd

  5. I love your Build Your Own Alien activity on your Alien site and wanted to use it in a science class for middle school students. However, when I click on each of the four possible planet types, I get – Not Found
    The requested URL /wp-content/alien.htm was not found on this server.
    Is there a way to correct the problem?

  6. If I go to the link you provided – http://www.mazalien.nl/ weblog/archives/ 2006/05/24/ build-your-own-alien/ then the links to the planets work. However, when I go through the website to Alienmania and click on the link – Build your own Alien (on the right side of the page), I go to – http://www.alienmania.org/ build-your-own- alien.html# Then when I click on the links, I still get –
    Not Found
    The requested URL /wp-content/alien.htm was not found on this server.
    Apache/2.2.9 (Debian) Server at weblog.mazalien.nl Port 80

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