Planetary science is a highly interdisciplinary field, it often requires knowledge of physics, chemistry, geology, biology, and atmospheric science. In addition much of what we know of planets and moons come from missions that are exemplars of good engineering practices. In order to give my students a very basic understanding of what a planetary scientist does, they do a project that simulates the process of designing, proposing, operating, and analyzing the data from a robotic mission to a planet or moon. In this workshop, participants will work in groups to go through the steps of this project.
Exploring Other Worlds: a Project in Planetary Science Class.
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