Classroom Activity

Problem 18, Searching for Company in the Universe
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Audience: Educators
Grades: 7-9


In 1961, astronomer Frank Drake devised an equation that has helped scientists estimate how many intelligent civilizations may exist in the Milky Way. In this lesson, students investigate the Drake Equation. Student and teacher pages are included.

Problem 18, Searching for Company in the Universe  [166KB PDF file]

This activity is part of Space Math II.