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Lesson 8 Lab: Habitable Zones applies many well-grounded scientific concepts to the problem of
“Are We Alone?” Although science is based on data, scientists have been unable
to resist the urge to speculate on this question in the absence of data. We
know that life can develop in the universe by our very presence here – so there
is no reason to think that there couldn't be other intelligent life out there.
However, we also now know that intelligent life on Earth overcame many
obstacles in forming and avoided many dangers to survive. Thus, there are
logical arguments to be made on either side of the "are we alone in the
universe?" In this lab, we will explore some of those scientific
Getting started with Lesson 8 Lab: Habitable Zones:
The Lesson 8 Lab on Habitable Zones introduces the basic conditions
thought necessary for life to exist and explores where in the universe those
conditions are most likely to be met.
First, select the following link and
work through the background sections on Life in the Universe, Circumstellar
Habitable Zones, and Galactic Habitable Zones at:
Next, open the Circumstellar Habitable Zone Simulator, and
familiarize yourself with the capabilities of the simulator through
experimentation. You will also be using the following simulators:
After familiarizing yourself with the
simulator interactive, follow instructions and answer questions in the Lesson 8
Lab - Habitable Zone Worksheet.
Note: The Lab Simulators require Flash Player which is integrated into
Windows 10 and work best with Internet Explorer (IE). To avoid technical issues
IE is recommended for running the simulations. If you try another browser you
will need to set up flash player options for that browser yourself. For
example, if you are using Chrome, go to the upper left of the URL browser
entry, select "Not Secure" then select "Allow" to give
Chrome permission to open the simulator.
Submit your Lab Worksheet
Select the Lesson 8 Lab: Habitable Zones link above. Then answer the questions using your worksheet.
Labs do not have a time limit but are due on the due date of the lesson
posted in the Syllabus Page 2.
Simulations courtesy of Astronomy
Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln website.