Archive: Properties of Living Things: Searching for Life on Mars, November 30, 2011

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This Web Seminar took place on November 30, 2011 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Presenting was Marti Phipps, NASA Explorer Schools Education Specialist. In this Seminar, Ms. Phipps discussed the characteristics of life and explained how NASA uses that information in looking for life on other planets.

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  • on Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:15 PM

There are three of these archived web seminars in "The Properties of Life: Searching for Mars" series, Sept. 15, 2011, being the first, followed by Nov. 30, 2011, and finally Jan. 10, 2012. These web seminars are all the same seminar. Teaching Middle school, I found this seminar's activity could be used very easily in the classroom. The activity had the students observe three different soil samples, using 6 criteria of what constitutes life. It then had them apply these criteria to the three suggested soil samples to determine if they were considered "alive". I found this seminar both interesting and one that I would recommend to teachers for their use in the classroom.

Sue Garcia
Sue Garcia

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