Electromagnetic Spectrum: Remote Sensing Ices on Mars
In this web seminar for educators of students in grades 9–12, participants will
learn how to guide students in using authentic mission data to investigate the composition
and distribution of ices at the high latitude regions of Mars. The featured activity
allows students to analyze data from three different portions of the electromagnetic
spectrum—visible light, infrared light, and gamma rays—collected by the Mars Odyssey
spacecraft. The web seminar also includes information about a unique extension activity
where students access a free computer simulation that illustrates how gamma rays
are used to determine the chemical composition of Mars depending upon the type of
gamma ray photons and neutrons released from the planet. Register today!
The featured activity provides many opportunities for incorporating national science, technology, and mathematics learning standards into the curriculum as well as addressing the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Next Generation Science Standards
addressed in this web seminar:
- HS-PS4 Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer
- Science and Engineering Practices
- Engaging in Argument from Evidence
- Disciplinary Core Ideas
- Electromagnetic Radiation
- Crosscutting Concepts
- Systems and System Models
Title: Electromagnetic Spectrum: Remote Sensing Ices on Mars
Target audience: Educators of grades 9–12
Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. CT / 4:30 p.m. MT / 3:30 p.m. PT
Duration: 90 minutes
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Presenter: Lester Morales
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