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Algebraic Equations: Transit Tracks—Finding Habitable Planets

This web seminar took place on December 18, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern standard time. The presenter was Tony Leavitt, NASA Educator PD Specialist at NASA Ames Research Center. In this program Mr. Leavitt talked about an activity that gives high school students the opportunity to analyze light curve data from NASA’s Kepler mission.

This was the second presentation of Algebraic Equations: Transit Tracks—Finding Habitable Planets for the 2013–14 school year. In this seminar Mr. Leavitt shared teacher strategies for implementing an activity that allows students to analyze NASA data collected in the pursuit of discovering planets in habitable zones of solar systems. Participants learned about strategies for connecting real-world science to the lesson. They also learned about an Orrery, a physical model of the Kepler mission that can give students a better understanding of the math and physical science concepts explored in this lesson.

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A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' My PD Record and Certificate area in the NSTA Learning Center for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.

Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!

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