Game: Planet X Gravity

How do gravity and temperature affect conditions for planetary life?

Aims

Alter the temperature and gravity of the planet to see how it affects conditions for life on the surface.

  • Key stage

    3, 4

  • Subjects

    Space, planets, gravity, temperature

  • Media

    Flash game

About

The location of the Earth in proximity to the sun is crucial to sustaining life. But, what would happen to a fictional planet, call it Planet X, if you altered its proximity to the sun? What impact would this have on the planet’s ability to sustain life, in whatever form it might exist? And what if the size of the planet changed? What would happen to the planet’s terrain, for example?

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