Earth 2.0: same same, but better

Topics:

Biological Sciences – Ecosystems, Lifecycles, Living Things

Chemical Sciences – Mixtures and Separations, Atoms

Earth and Space Sciences – The Solar System, Big Bang Theory, The Changing Earth

Physical Sciences – Forces, Energy

Additional: Careers, Technology, Engineering.

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Interdependence and Ecosystems, Diversity and Evolution, Form and Function

Chemical Sciences – Change of Matter

Earth and Space Sciences – The Earth’s Suface, Earth in Space

Physical Sciences – Forces and Motion, Energy

Years: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Senior Sciences

The internet of thoughts is coming | Cosmos

Space tourism – a launch Australia can’t afford to miss – Australia’s Science Channel

The little-known native foods about to change the world – Australia’s Science Channel

From 3D printing to bioplastic, seaweed just keeps on giving – Australia’s Science Channel

How to argue better about the environment (or anything else) – Australia’s Science Channel

Inspiring students with STEM – Australia’s Science Channel

Earth 2.0: same same, but better | Cosmos

Earth 2.0: same same, but better | Cosmos

ET ‘habitable zone’ much smaller than previously thought | Cosmos

Mathematics of scale: big, small and everything in between | Cosmos

Chernobyl is now a hugely important wildlife refuge | Cosmos

For Antarctic food webs, penguin poo is the gift that keeps | Cosmos

Word Count: 1004

Astrobiologists are thinking beyond just finding a near twin. This thought-provoking article would be well suited to all sciences from year 6 to 10 as well as Senior Sciences. It could provide a lots of talking points for students such as ‘why are we looking for life elsewhere?’ and ‘what could this mean for society in the future?’ as well as providing a clear interaction between all the sciences.

Interactive activity included.

Interested? Further reading here.

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