Explore Moon to Mars: NASA's Hunt for Signs of Life in the Inner Solar System
Thursday 08/12/2021
6:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators, Students, & Parents in Grades K-16
 
The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.

Since Viking's 1976 landing (Mars) and Pioneer-Venus's 1978 explorations (Venus), scientists have studied the rocky inner planets for liquid water, essential chemical elements and suitable energy sources necessary for life. In this first chapter of NASA's Hunt for Signs of Life on Other Planets, we explore what NASA continues to learn from both its reconstruction of Venus's planetary history and its search for possible life signatures on Mars. Relevant instructional resources will also be 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.