Scientists Weigh In On The Possibility Of Life Outside Earth

Scientists Weigh In On The Possibility Of Life Outside Earth

NASA scientists announced the discovery of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting in a habitable zone only 40 light years from Earth on Wednesday. At least three of them could have oceans, increasing the potential for life outside our solar system. \n<br><br>\n<i><u>New Planets, Old Questions (Text 5)</u> -- This text is part of a Knowledge Set exploring newly discovered planets and questions whether life can exist outside Earth. This text presents opinions from several scientists regarding the possibility of extraterrestrials and the impact further study in this area might have on humans. Encourage students to evaluate each scientist's arguments and question the validity of the evidence presented

Juliana Rose Pignataro
International Business Times

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Why do scientists believe there may be life outside of Earth?
STANDARDS:
RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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