Algebraic Equations: Transit Tracks—Finding Habitable Planets
In this web seminar, teachers learned about an engaging activity that allows students
to analyze NASA data with the hopes of discovering planets in habitable zones of
solar systems. This popular lesson connects algebra, data analysis concepts, and
physical science to their application in NASA’s search for planets in our universe
that could sustain life. Web seminar participants got an overview of the activity,
suggestions for implementation of best practices, ideas for extension activities,
and an opportunity to play the role of the student by solving math problems from
This web seminar is part of a series of electronic professional development experiences
sponsored by the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) project. NES is NASA's classroom-based
gateway for middle school (grades 4-8) and high school (grades 9-12) classrooms
providing authentic learning experiences inspired by NASA's unique missions. NES
provides free teaching and learning resources that promote student engagement in
science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and opportunities for teachers
and students to participate in NASA's mission of research and discovery through
inquiry-based experiences directly related to the work of NASA scientists and engineers.
For additional information about the NASA Explorer Schools project, visit http://explorerschools.nasa.gov.
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