Gedanken: Astrobiology (grades 5-8)

 

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Where is everybody?

That’s what Enrico Fermi and Michael Hart wondered in the 20th century. As humankind was preparing to explore the Universe, some scientists like Fermi and Hart were curious as to why we never saw any evidence that extraterrestrial civilizations had or were presently conducting their own cosmic explorations. A quick calculation showed that aliens have had more than enough time to get here. We should have been visited dozens of times by now!

So where is everybody? Are we alone in the Universe? If so, why? Are we the first intelligent civilization. If so, why? Is everyone else hiding? How would we find them? How do we look for alien life and solve this Fermi-Hart paradox?

With Gedanken: Astrobiology, your students will ask their own research questions and develop their own hypotheses concerning this disturbing mystery. Guided by real science and real scientists, they develop critical thinking skills while working together to design their own experiments and space missions to help solve this still unsolved question.


Download Gedanken: Astrobiology today! Perfect for grades 5-8. 

NOTE: Use of Gedanken: Astrobiology requires Microsoft Powerpoint or similar open source program that can open .pptx files, and a program that can open and view .pdf files. Gedanken: Astrobiology contains high-def videos and images and requires approximately 1.5 GB of space.

Would you rather use Gedanken: Astrobiology content on your chromebooks instead? Email us after purchase and we’ll link you a version you can access with your Google Drive!


 

Gedanken Powerpoint slides

Gedanken slides

Gedanken: Astrobiology is an easy-to-use, professionally made Powerpoint slide deck with videos that guide students through our Gedanken process for this chilling mystery. It comes with high-quality, engaging student workbooks and an NGSS-aligned educator guide that will help you tailor the experience to the needs of your classroom.

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A look at our educator guide

There’s no steep learning curve involved, no expensive equipment to buy. All you need are your students, some pencils, and their brains!

A look at our student work books

A look at our student workbooks

 


 Download Gedanken: Astrobiology today! Perfect for grades 5-8.


NOTE: Use of Gedanken: Astrobiology requires Microsoft Powerpoint or similar open source program that can open .pptx files, and a program that can open and view .pdf files. Gedanken: Astrobiology contains high-def videos and images and requires approximately 1.5 GB of space.

Would you rather use Gedanken: Astrobiology content on your chromebooks instead? Email us after purchase and we’ll link you a version you can access with your Google Drive!


 

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