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Title: The Astrobiology Curriculum
Url: http://astrobio.terc.edu/
Publisher: Technical Education Research Centers (U.S.)
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Description: This site is a preview version of the Astrobiology Curriculum, an interdisciplinary year-long course for middle and high school students developed by TERC and NASA. Through a series of investigations based on the search for life on other planets, students explore diverse concepts in chemistry, biology, Earth and space science, and engineering. Topics include the geologic history of planets, the chemical foundations of life, biological diversity, extremophiles, and the use of remote-sensing instrumentation. Students develop research skills through modeling, lab experiments, field observations, and image and data analysis, and are linked to data from NASA's planetary space missions. The site includes links to the overview, course description, sample activities with teacher guide, student guide and worksheets, and other astrobiology links.
LC Classification: Science -- Astronomy -- Astrogeology
Science -- Astronomy -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Microbiology -- Addresses, essays, lectures
Science -- Microbiology -- Microbial ecology -- By type of environment -- Extreme environments (General)
GEM Subject: Science -- Biology
Science -- Astronomy
Science -- Geology
Key Concept: Astronomy -- Cosmology
Astronomy -- Planets
Resource Type: Laboratory Modules
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: TERC Astrobiology
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2010-02-17 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-12-29 10:48:25 (W3C-DTF)
Source: Microbial Life
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Resource URL Clicks: 16
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