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New Earth

Topic: 5E Earth, Sun and Moon

A newly discovered planet is the most stunning evidence that life might be out there. It has the same climate as Earth, plus water and gravity and is the first truly Earth-like planet to have ever been found outside our Solar System. The Earth-like planet, named Gliese 581c, is 20.5 light years away and may be covered in oceans and may support life. It has the right temperature to allow liquid water on its surface.
Children will consider scientific evidence about the Earth and other planets and consider what factors make a planet suitable for life. They will consider scientific evidence about Gliese 581c and determine whether it would support life like Earth. They will then discuss how it differs from Earth and what it might be like to live there.

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