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Inhabiting Earth
BioBeyond
An introductory biology course that asks "How do we find life in the universe?” Students go on a journey, make observations, test hypotheses, and learn how life works.
Habworlds
A general education science course that asks "Is there life in the universe?" and teaches students how to explore the formation of stars, planets, Earth, life, intelligence, and civilization.
Inhabiting Earth
A course teaching chemistry principles through the interplay of matter and energy. Through challenges and problems concerning nuclear fusion to nuclear power, students connect abstract principles to concrete applications.
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Infiniscope
Virtual Field Trip
Where Are the Small Worlds?
Exploratory Activities
What are small worlds?
Exploratory Activities
Kepler's Laws
Virtual Field Trip
Earliest record of life
Virtual Field Trip
First multicellular organisms
Where Are the Small Worlds?
Users explore the motion of objects using an enhanced telescope. Then, they use this relative motion to learn where these small worlds are located in the solar system.
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What are small worlds?
Explore a number of different small worlds throughout the solar system. Use space probes to determine their composition and group them into different categories based on their common characteristics. Can you find some that share characteristics with our home planet of Earth?
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Kepler's Laws
Observe the apparent motion of planets and other bodies as they orbit each other. Measure their speed at different points to calculate their period. Then see if you can apply these laws to determine the orbits of the new worlds that you discover!
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Earliest record of life
Go on an expedition to explore the Dresser Formation and search for evidence of the earliest forms of life on Earth. See how this evidence from the rock record on Earth may help us find life elsewhere in the Solar System.
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First multicellular organisms
Deep in the hills of the Flinders Ranges in South Australia the Ediacara fauna appear in the rock record and evolve in three distinct steps. Then suddenly, just before the Cambrian Explosion, they universally disappear. Take the journey, and learn about what is known, what is uncertain, and the mysteries that remain.
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