Nearly 5000 exoplanets orbiting stars other than the Sun have been detected in the last 25 years. These planets are very different from those in our Solar System.
The activity proposes to arouse the pupils’ curiosity about the worlds that surround us through numerous illustrations and by giving a comparative view with our Solar System. Particular attention will be paid to the notions of time and distance. The presentation will be interactive with the pupils and will be followed by a question and answer session.
Public: 5th primary to 4th secondary
Duration: 60 minutes
— description of the solar system
— discovery of exoplanets
Activity proposed by naXys — Namur Institute for Complex Systems