Users' Tags: αστρονομία
Age range: 8 - 12
Resource type: guide, lesson plan
Author: Verdiana Fronza
The teacher discusses the other worlds in the universe by introducing exoplanets and the properties of an exoplanet that would make the planet livable are discussed. One specific exoplanet system is introduced, the TRAPPIST-1 system. This planetary system is compared with our own solar system in order to indicate that planets and planetary systems exist in all sizes. Students can do an assignment by designing their own exoplanet If they are offered a ball of polystyrene with which they can make their own planet. The students are free in the interpretation of their planet.