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Are there aliens?

It's one of the biggest questions in astronomy - are there aliens? Watch this video to find out.

We have seen how astronomy can be used to teach topics in physics, but it can also be used to teach topics in other sciences. Consider the question ‘Are there aliens?’ It’s a big question and one that relies on the multiple disciplines of science to answer.

  • Physically – how might we find them?
  • Biologically, what does life need to form and thrive?
  • Chemically – what kind of environment and conditions would be conducive to life?

Watch the video ‘Are there aliens?’ Then share any curriculum-science topics (physics, biology and chemistry) that you think could be taught using the context of aliens.

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Physics, Astronomy, and Space: Teaching Secondary Science

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