The NISE Network runs a series of free online workshops to increase the number of professional development opportunities available to our partners, and create more channels for partners to share their work and learn from each other directly.
The Science Behind the Earth and Space Toolkit: Astrobiology - Searching for Life
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:
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).