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Description:

Students are naturally inquisitive about space science and the topics surrounding the existence of intelligent life in other parts of our Universe. Tapping into this curiosity, this lesson uniquely combines the concepts of astronomy and probability to have students use inquiry, problem solving, reasoning, and communication skills to compare winning the lottery with the likelihood of intelligent life existing elsewhere in the Universe. The site contains all of the information and materials needed to complete the activity.

Subjects:

  • Education > General
  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Grade 6,NSDL,Grade 8,Grade 9,Space Science,Mathematics,Social Sciences,Grade 7,Process skills,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120114184714536T,Communicating,Predicting,NSDL_SetSpec_1007936,Grade 10,Grade 11,Grade 12,Informal Education,Middle School,Science process skills,Earth and space science,Scientific habits of mind,Inquiry learning,Probability,Communication,Solar system,Science as inquiry,Geoscience,Connections,High School,Problem solving,Using mathematics,Education,Reasoning

Language:

English

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Public - Available to anyone

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