Educator Resources for Drake Equation
There are about billions of stars in our galaxy. But how would you even begin to estimate the odds of life? This online interactive allows students to form and test a hypothesis about life in other galaxies. Afterward, they can compare their ideas to those of other students who have played the game. We recommend having students experiment multiple times with the Drake Equation and analyze the factors which affected their results.
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In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the odds of intelligent life beyond our solar system. Students will explain the principles of The Drake Equation and use information from the online interactive Drake Equation game to form a hypothesis about life in other galaxies.
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