Does intelligent life exist beyond our planet? An exercise in estimation and problem solving

BULLOUGH, Andy (2016). Does intelligent life exist beyond our planet? An exercise in estimation and problem solving. School Science Review, 97 (360), 61-62.

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Abstract

In this activity, students use the famous Drake equation to estimate the probability of intelligent life existing elsewhere in our galaxy. Many students (some fascinated by the possibility of life beyond our planet) will be interested in this activity once they realise that the computer can do the difficult mathematics. However, the calculations are actually straightforward enough to be done with paper and pencil.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Sheffield Institute of Education
Departments: Development and Society > Education, Childhood and Inclusion
Depositing User: Andy Bullough
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2017 16:27
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2017 07:17
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14902

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