Development of a Habitable Planet
Students identify and sequence the major events that caused Earth to develop into a habitable planet. They view videos, conduct research, participate in discussions and work in groups to determine the likelihood of other habitable worlds.
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Planet Designer: Martian Makeover
Mars used to have liquid water, can you make it come back? Use the lesson and simulation to understand why Mars lost its magnetic field, why atmosphere is important, and what gravity has to do with it. This is the third lesson in a...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Biology Training Conclusion
Gravity is just one consideration when determining human habitability on a new planet. The instructional activity connects four different units and starts with connecting the various systems: planetary systems, human body systems, etc....
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Sun and The Earth: Crash Course Big History #3
Amaze your class with the fact that more than 1,000 confirmed planets exist. The video explains the formation and development of planets, especially the earth. It covers the solar nebula, birth of the sun, and the development of the...
15 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
A Needle in Countless Haystacks: Finding Habitable Worlds
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...
5 mins 4th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Search for Other Earth-like Planets
Olivier Guyon, professor of optical science and astronomy, explains how scientists are searching for other planets that can support life. Viewers learn the odds of finding a habitable planet, how long it would take, and some techniques...
6 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Why Can't we See Evidence of Alien Life?
With so indescribably many stars and planets in existence, certainly we aren't alone in the universe! Or are we? Strangely, we haven't discovered any hints of life beyond Earth. The contradiction, known as the Fermi paradox, is...
6 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Interstellar Real Estate - Defining The Habitable Zone
Students explore the orbital characteristics a planetary home needs to support Earth-like life forms. They develop an understanding of critical planetary mass to determine which newly discovered planets might be capable of supporting life.
9th - 12th Math