In response to the needs of our community, OMSI is offering a new suite of virtual programs and has tailored some exsisting in-person programs to be virtual. Programs can be booked by educators, schools, group programs, families, pod leaders, and other community members looking for virtual educational programs.
Maximum of 40 participants.
Life exists in some surprising places! Motivated by the increasing number of known Earth-sized planets, scientists are turning their attention to those distant worlds to look for life. In this lab, students will learn about the missions to search for life in the solar system and beyond and discuss some of the extreme environments where life is found on Earth. Activities include exploring the characteristics of life, demonstrations of experiments based on actual Mars missions, and modeling the habitable zone where liquid water can exist.
Virtual classroom programs are designed for up to 40 student participants on zoom. Virtual programs are 45-minutes of demos and lessons and allow for a 15-minute Q&A.