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Teaching The Fermi Paradox

The Fermi Paradox

Scientists estimate that there are over 100,000 intelligent alien civilizations in our galaxy alone—but we've never heard anything from any of them. Here are 13 possible explanations for why.\n<br><br>\n<i><u>New Planets, Old Questions (Text 6)</u> -- This text is part of a Knowledge Set exploring newly discovered planets and questions whether life can exist outside Earth. This text explores the Fermi Paradox, which addresses the question of why we haven't discovered alien life even though there are billions of stars and planets. As students read, encourage them to consider what they have learned from other texts in this series about the conditions of a planet that can help support l

Tim Urban
Wait But Why


Why haven't we discovered life beyond Earth?
RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.6 - Author's Purpose, RI.7 - Diverse Media, RI.9 - Compare Texts


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