There’s plenty of room, but no atmosphere

Topics:

Biological Sciences – Ecosystems

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

Physical Sciences – Forces, Energy

Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering.

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Interdependence and Ecosystems

Earth and Space Sciences – Earth in Space

Physical Sciences – Forces and Motion, Energy

Years: 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, Senior Sciences

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Exoplanet still has a few things to offer, however. This article on the study of the atmosphere of an exo-planet would be suited to students studying Earth and Space Sciences and Physical Sciences in years 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, and senior secondary.

In context math questions and an additional activity are included.

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