1. NASA Astrobiology Workshop for Houston Teachers

    The NASA Astrobiology Institute, in collaboration with NASA Johnson Space Center and the Lunar and Planetary Institute, is pleased to have hosted this one-day workshop on astrobiology on May 1, 2010. The workshop provided an overview of the interdisciplinary field of astrobiology, and focused specifically on certain research areas within it such as extrasolar planet discovery, early Earth, habitability of extreme environments on Earth and elsewhere in the Solar System, and ALH84001—“the rock from Mars” that started it all.

    The powerpoints and activities presented in the workshop are available below, as are links to other relevant resources and a Certificate of Completion. Thank you to all who participated and made the day a success!

    Agenda and Certificate

    Activities and Links for Workshop Themes

    Pattern Recognition:
    BOB YOU TUBE VIDEO

    Deep Time:
    GEOLOGICAL TIMELINE AND EVOLUTION OF LIFE ON EARTHCOMING SOON

    Introduction to Astrobiology

    NASA’s Kepler Mission

    Habitability of the Early Earth

    Extreme Environments and Life Without The Sun

    ACTIVITY ONE FROM ASTROBIOLOGY EDUCATION POSTER

    ALH84001 – The Rock From Mars

    SIZE AND SHAPE MATTERS ACTIVITY

    Links to Movies (NB: assemble all the movie files into one folder with the powerpoint file and run powerpoint from there):
    Carbonates on Mars and in Meteorites
    Carbonate Deposition in Pit
    Hexaoctahedron
    Excerpt from Men In Black
    Magnetotactic?
    Earth and Mars Globes
    Martian Impact
    Multicellular Magnetotactic
    New Ear Carbonate
    X-Files Excerpt

    General Astrobiology Classroom Resources

    For More Information:
    Please contact
    Daniella Scalice
    Education and Outreach Coordinator, NASA Astrobiology Institute
    650.604.4024
    daniella.m.scalice@nasa.gov