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Estimating The Number Of Civilizations In The Milky Way Galaxy
Students estimate the number of civilizations in the galaxy by first estimating the number of craters on the Moon and then by performing estimates of multiple-variable systems culminating in the use of the Drake Equation.
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Pre-Assessment: The Brain
Break your class in to the general structure and function of the brain. Brainiacs discuss what they know about it and create personalized brain development timelines. They also take a true-false, pre-assessment quiz to get them thinking...
5th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Poetry of Emily Dickinson: Allusion
Consider the biblical allusions in Emily Dickinson's poetry with the seventh of ten lessons in a language arts unit. Learners read "A little East of Jordan" and "Come slowly - Eden!" and discuss the allusions to the original Old...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Detectable Civilizations in our Galaxy 1
Sal runs through a framework for detecting possible civilizations in our universe. He deals with the number of stars and uses the requirements for civilizations to derive how many potentially suitable planets there might be. The Drake...
13 mins 8th - 9th Science
Detectable Civilizations in Our Galaxy 5
The lecturer discusses reasons why we haven't detected any of the possible 12.5 civilizations that are deduced to be residing in the Milky Way Galaxy based on the Drake equation. The space between possible civilizations is discussed, as...
5 mins 8th - 11th Science
Could Human Civilization Spread Across the Whole Galaxy?
Ever heard of von Neumann machines? These self-replicating machines could allow for the expansion of human civilization beyond Earth. The video describes how this type of technology could open many doors for exploration and life.
5 mins 7th - 12th Science