Enabling students to understand and analyse contemporary issues in science and technology

Are we alone?

This topic is about the possibility of life elsewhere in the Universe. New technologies mean that science can begin to explore questions that were once found only in science fiction. The topic encourages students to think about what we mean by life and what sort of evidence would indicate that it existed. It provides opportunities to review many of the ideas about how science works, in a totally new context.

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Please find below, a suggested scheme of work for this topic.

Are we alone_Scheme of work (34 KB)