Chemistry of Water: Mars Exploration—Is There Water on Mars?
During this web seminar, participating educators found out how to incorporate the
Chemistry of Water: Mars Exploration—Is There Water on Mars? lesson into their physical
science classes. They got an overview of the inquiry-based lesson and refreshed
their understanding of how atmospheric pressure and vapor pressure affect the boiling
point of water. They learned how to explain to students why water’s boiling temperature
is pressure dependent, rather than temperature dependent, which allows scientists
to deduce if there could be liquid water on Mars. Participants discovered how to
engage students with NASA’s search for water on Mars.
This web seminar is part of a series of electronic professional development experiences
sponsored by the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) project. NASA Explorer Schools invests
in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics educators to inspire and engage
a whole generation of future scientists, engineers and technicians that NASA needs
to continue our journey. NES gives educators of grades 4-12 free access to NASA’s
people, missions, research, and facilities. We take the work out of searching through
thousands of materials on the NASA website and provide a comprehensive set of teaching
materials for dozens of STEM concepts. For additional information about the NASA
Explorer Schools project, visit
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