Archive: Properties of Living Things: Searching for Life on Mars, September 15, 2011

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This Web Seminar took place on September 15, 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 talked about what the characteristics of life are and how NASA uses that information in looking for life on other planets.

For more information about this web seminar, its presenter(s), read what participants said about it, and to see and download its PowerPoint slides go here.

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  • on Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:42 PM

I have seen another extension of the basics of life into another dimension.

Ronaldo Relador  (Bowie, MD)
Ronaldo Relador (Bowie, MD)

  • on Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:57 PM

There are three of these archived web seminars in "The Properties of Life: Searching for Mars" series, Sept. 15, 2011, being the first. 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

  • on Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:40 PM

This web seminar was well presented, interesting and engaging. A link for a video about the search for life on Mars is provided. In-class activities are useful and uncomplicated to carry out.

James Arimond  (Sarasota, FL)
James Arimond (Sarasota, FL)

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