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Chemistry of Water: Mars Exploration—Is There Water on Mars?

This web seminar took place on February 5, 2014 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. eastern standard time. The presenter was Marti Phipps, NASA Explorer Schools Education Specialist at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. In this program Ms. Phipps talked about a lesson that allows students to explore the question of whether there could be liquid water on Mars.


This was the first presentation of Chemistry of Water: Mars Exploration-Is There Water on Mars? for the 2013-14 school year. In this seminar Ms. Phipps provided background information on NASA's missions to Mars. She connected the search for water on Mars to a hands-on activity that teaches students how atmospheric pressure and vapor pressure affect the boiling point of water. Participants watched videos showing the lesson in action. They also learned about extension activities and online resources for engaging students.


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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.


Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:

  • "This seminar was very informative and a great way to get information, share ideas, and network with others."
  • "I really like these seminars that give example lessons/activities."

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


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