Activity 1: Cooking a mini comet
In this activity, students will make an analogue of a comet nucleus using common ingredients to represent the main groups of materials found in comet nuclei.
Some of the materials, like dry ice, are hazardous
– instructions on how to use them will be given.
Comet 103P/Hartley 2. Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, UMD, EPOXI Mission
Brief description: In this activity, students will consider whether life found in extreme environments on Earth could survive elsewhere in the Solar System. Students will
Brief description: In this set of activities students will learn how scientists study exoplanets with telescopes, using the transit method. Students will characterise exoplanets using