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Secondary Magazine - Issue 71: It's in the News!

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Secondary Magazine Issue 71Space image by Temari 09 used under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic based on an image by NASA Starter image for NASA Remix Project, Challenge 19 - PORTAL TO THE STARS

It's in the News!
Star Trekkin'

The fortnightly It’s in the News! resources explore a range of mathematical themes in a topical context. The resource is not intended to be a set of instructions but a framework which you can personalise to fit your classroom and your learners.

Astronomers using the Keck Observatory in Hawaii have found what they consider to be the most suitable planet to support life so far.

Scientists believe that the planet, called Gliese 581g (named after its star, Gliese 581) is made of rock, like the Earth, and sits in the ‘Goldilocks Zone’ of its sun, where it is neither too hot nor too cold for water to exist in liquid form – widely believed to be an essential precondition for life to evolve.

This resource features space travel, mathematical modelling and estimation skills, as well as offering the opportunity of working with very large numbers.

Download this It's in the News! resource - in PowerPoint format
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