This lesson plan can be used in the high school science classroom. As space technology continues to advance, astrophysicists have increased their search for exoplanets, or planets that orbit stars outside of our solar system. Some of these exoplanets are in close enough proximity to their stars to possibly support life. During this lesson, students work together to produce a newscast on exoplanets and the most recent discoveries related to them.
Aligned with Common Core State Standards as well as the National Professional Organization Standards (Next Generation Science Standards), this lesson includes recommended search strings for locating relevant content in Science Reference Center.
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