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.
Learn more about each of the three toolkit activities discussed in this workshop here:
Ice Orbs - nisenet.org/catalog/exploring-universe-ice-orbs
Imagining Life - nisenet.org/catalog/exploring-universe-imagining-life
Pocket Solar System - nisenet.org/catalog/exploring-solar-system-pocket-solar-system