Explore Solar System & Beyond: NASA's Hunt for Signs of Life on Other Planets...Earth Reflections
Tuesday 06/30/2020
12:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Students, Parents and Educators in Grades K-12
The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.

In this fourth and final chapter of NASA's Hunt for Signs of Life on Other Planets, we return to the one planet in our Universe known to support life (as we know it): Earth. As NASA has learned more about how conditions within a solar system change as a star ages, it has become possible to apply those lessons to understanding Earth's early planetary history. Join us as we delve deeper into how those events affected the familiar (and not so familiar) life forms that call this blue planet home. Relevant instructional resources included.

Dr. Anne Weiss is the Education Professional Development Specialist at Langley Research Center, which serves Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. Anne originally trained as a neuroscientist, which included a research assignment in genetics at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory. Since 1998, Anne has taught Earth science, chemistry & biochemistry, physical science, human anatomy & physiology, and general biology at the K-12 and higher education levels. As a graduate assistant, Anne served as Community Manager of the NASA Educators Online Network (NEON), the subject of her dissertation on online teacher professional development, for the NASA Aerospace Education Services Project (AESP). Anne earned a B.S. in Vertebrate Physiology (with history minor) from the Pennsylvania State University, a M.S. in Physiology from the Arizona State University, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the Pennsylvania State University.