New insights into habitability of Venus

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Study finds lava flow didn’t contain water as previously thought. Use this article with students to demonstrate how scientific understanding changes over time depending on the evidence available at that time. This would be suited to students in years 5 and up studying any science but may have a particular interest in space exploration.

Contextual experiment idea included.

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New insights into habitability of Venus | Cosmos

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Years: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Topics:

Biological Sciences – Ecosystems

Chemical Sciences – Chemical Reactions, Atoms, Solids/Liquids/Gases

Earth and Space Sciences – The Solar System, Rocks, Plate Tectonics, Extreme Earth Events

Physical Sciences – Forces, Energy

Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering.

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Interdependence and Ecosystems

Chemical Sciences – Properties of Matter, Change of Matter

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

Physical Sciences – Forces and Motion, Energy