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 - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Sheffield Institute of Education
    Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities > Department of Education, Childhood and Inclusion
    Page Range: 61-62
    Depositing User: Andy Bullough
    Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2017 16:27
    Last Modified: 08 Jul 2019 17:47
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14902

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