Tatooine Discovered?

Do you have any pupils that are interested in Star Wars? This video links a planet in Star Wars to real-life discoveries made by NASA. It shares details of how the planet was found, what scientists know, and what they are still unsure of. It's always interesting when life mimics science fiction.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Research other planets that have been discovered by Kepler and K2 
  • Create a Venn diagram of Tatooine and Kepler-16b
Classroom Considerations

  • Keep in mind the comments are open to the public and when a new Star Wars movie comes out, this one suddenly gets a lot of new interest; be aware of the content before having others view them as not all are appropriate
Pros

  • Provides closed captioning for the hearing impaired
  • Includes a link to Kepler's other discoveries for those that would like to learn more
Cons

  • None