An Introduction to Exoplanets

ESL news-based lesson plan

Lesson Overview

ESL lesson on space and space travel. Students will learn what an exoplanet is, the types of exoplanets that exist, the methods scientists use to find them, and how many worlds might exist outside our solar system. Exoplanets are planets that exist outside of our solar system. It is also known as an extrasolar planet. Exoplanets are extremely difficult to observe directly using telescopes, so scientists have developed different techniques to do so. Based on the physical characteristics of an exoplanet, it is assigned a category.  

It focuses on practising key listening, speaking, collaboration and critical thinking skills.  If used as a flipped ESL lesson, you will need at least 90 minutes to complete this lesson. However, lessons can run up to 3 hours ( consider two  90-minute lessons or for university teachers to adjust as needed).

While targeting intermediate and upper-intermediate language learners of English, it is highly adaptable as it has been purposely designed to facilitate mixed-level classes. This includes targeting professionals in a tertiary institution such as a university or within a professional environment.

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