Where to Look For Life?

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Every year we discover new planets including more than 1,000 in 2016 alone. Will we ever find life on another planet? The instructional activity includes two activities to help scholars understand this concept. First, they analyze the temperature range needed to support life and how to determine the distance from a star the ideal planet must be. Then, they identify the other conditions needed for life and research other worlds that might work. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Fill in the third worksheet as a class as class members are making presentations so everyone has access to all of the answers
  • Debate if we have the right to move onto a planet where indigenous life already exists
Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson might require more time than listed depending on how in depth you go on researching each world
  • The sixth lesson in a series of 10
Pros

  • Includes a detailed and thorough science overview
  • Provides discussion questions with desired answers
  • Lesson incorporates extensions when needed
  • Contains assessment criteria for each activity
Cons

  • None
Common Core