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Messages From Outer Space: The Solar System And Beyond

2000. Lawrence Hall of Science. The exciting and topical unit opens when your class receives a simulated binary-coded message from space. As they begin to interpret the message, a journey through our own solar system and beyond begins. Activities explore how other star systems and their planets may have formed, and model what scientists have inferred about the Òlife zonesÓ of different types of stars. Students model size and distance, then design tourist brochures for travel to the planets and some moons of the solar system. This book builds upon and adapts collaborative work by the Lawrence Hall of Science with the SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) Institute. 182 pages, soft cover, b&w photographs and illustrations. Grades 5Ð8.

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