Teachable Moments in the News, Challenger Center for Space Science Education, www.challenger.org
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This is an article from "Teachable Moments in the News," a newsletter that takes recent Earth and space science related news stories and places them in a context relevant to the science curriculum. This particular edition describes the Goldilocks Zone, a range of environmental conditions that can support life. Teachers are provided a brief introduction, relevant news links, and developed lesson plans. Some lessons are in PDF format. Activity themes include: exploration of environmental conditions necessary to sustain life, physical and behavioral adaptations of organisms, and identification of resources on Earth that are essential for life to thrive.