The Moon May Have Once Been Habitable!

Would you want to live on the moon? During a brief time in history, the moon might have been able to support life. Learn about the evidence that points to this as well as how scientists use meteorites to study the history of the sun. An episode of the larger SciShow Space series presents the recent research about our solar system.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Highlight the difference between a place being habitable and actually containing life
  • Teach the life cycle of stars to go along with the video
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of the moon, the sun, and the history of our universe
Pros

  • Requires very little class time to share
  • Links to sources for further study
Cons

  • None