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Learning Exercise

Material: Galactic Communication
Submitted by: Richard McCray on Apr 24, 2011
Date Last Modified: Apr 24, 2011
Title: Galactic Communication
Description: This exercise leads the student through a series of exercises illustrating the challenges of communicating with extraterrestrial civilizations in the Milky Way. Learning goals: 1, To understand how the number of communicating civilizations in the Milky Way depends on the appearance frequency and duration of extraterrestrial civilizations (the Drake Equation). 2. To understand how the number of signals arriving at Earth at any given time depends on these parameters. 3. To understand why two-way communication with extraterrestrial civilizations is much more difficult than just receiving a message.
Type of Task: Individual, Student-centered
Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division, High School, Middle School
Prerequisites Skills: None
Text of Learning Exercise: A link to the exercise will appear when one opens the material.
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