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Do aliens really exist?

  • 2 oktober 2019
  • Niveau: Havo/vwo bovenbouw
  • Bron: Youtube
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You have probably heard of the Area 51 raid on September 20th, people wanting to find out about aliens and other secrets. But what about those aliens? Do they exist? Well let’s find out. 

Before watching:

Discuss in groups of four.

  1. What does UFO mean?
  2. How big do you think the universe is?
  3. Do you think aliens exist? What is the possibility of aliens existing?


During watching:

  1. According to the video, is there a big chance of aliens existing?
  2. Why can the mentioned planets support life? Give four reasons.
  3. What was Voyager 1?
  4. What about the sounds on the golden record? Do you think important sounds are missing on the record?
  5. Do you think the golden record idea could work?


After watching:

Discuss in the same groups.

  1. Did your viewpoint change?
  2. Do you think we should do more to find possible aliens?


Do you want to find out more? Read this text and answer the questions below.

Read the text and answer the questions.

  1. Do you think there is alien life in Area 51? Support your answer with arguments from the text.
  2. Why do you think the US government is so keen on keeping everything in Area 51 a secret?
  3. Do you think we will ever find out what’s in Area 51?
  4. What do you think of the storming of Area 51?


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