The NISE Network runs a series of free online workshops focused on helping partners share their work and learn from others in the Network. The aim of the online workshops is to increase the number of professional development opportunities available to our partners and create more channels for Network partners to learn from each other directly.
The Science Behind the Earth and Space Toolkit: Astrobiology - Searching for Life
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
2pm - 3pm EDT / 11am - 12pm PDT
This online presentation and discussion covered the science behind three of the 2017 Explore Science: Earth and Space toolkit activities - Ice Orbs, Imagining Life, and Pocket Solar System. After a brief overview of each activity and associated materials, Katherine Kornei, Ph.D, an astrophysicist and science educator, led a discussion of astrobiology and how this exciting field of science encompasses the search for life in the universe, planets around other stars, extremophiles, and future robotic and manned missions into space.
We encourage you to watch the content training videos for these three activities prior to the workshop:
- Ice Orbs - https://vimeo.com/191171452
- Imagining Life - https://vimeo.com/191171866
- Pocket Solar System - https://vimeo.com/191172070
Katherine Kornei, Ph.D, Astrophysicist and Science Educator
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This material is based upon work supported by NASA under grant or cooperative agreement award number NNX16AC67A. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).