A Needle in Countless Haystacks: Finding Habitable Worlds

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Extraterrestrial life? What makes life possible? What makes a habitable planet? These are the questions explored through this video. Some of the concepts presented include the essentiality of water for life and how its liquid form is not easily found in the universe. The size of a planet, the presence of an atmosphere, and the distance from its star combine to allow for liquid water. Perhaps you could use this resource as a fun enhancement when teaching a space unit.

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Pros

  • High-interest topic
  • Fabulous graphic imagery
  • Additional resources and comprehension questions included
Cons

  • Not a topic commonly taught