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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