Location, Location, Location: Space Edition – Astronomy Activity for KS3 and KS4

What's included?

Three-page PDF

Key Stage

KS3, KS4


Years 7-11


Objectives: In groups, students study one of four different planetary bodies, considering the challenges humans would face in trying to survive there. Each group then presents their findings to the rest of the class, making the case for why their body would make for a better home than the others.

Contents: • 1x 3-page activity guide

This resource was first published in ‘Space Biology’ in June 2015 and is reproduced here under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence

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Location, Location, Location: Space Edition – Astronomy Activity for KS3 and KS4

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