How Does a Habitable Planet Develop by Marvin Nationales

Project:     NASA Heliophysics Teacher-Developed Lessons

Earth is just one of innumerable objects in the universe, but it is the only object known to be able to support life. How did the planet Earth develop into the life-bearing planet that it is today? Is it possible that other habitable worlds have also developed?

Students will research particular events in the history of Earth that have led to its present state, synthesize their findings and share them with the class, and contemplate the possible rarity of habitable planets.