Astrobiology in the Classroom: The Science Behind the ENIGMA Project
The Science Behind the ENIGMA Project
Live Virtual Webinar for K12 Teachers
7-8 pm ET, May 19, 2021
Meet ENIGMA Project Scientists and explore how to integrate astrobiology into your classroom with this unique resource!
Are we alone? How did we get here?
These are core questions in the science of Astrobiology – the study of the origins of life on our planet and the search for life beyond Earth. Figuring out how life developed on our planet will be key to discovering if or how life could have formed on other planets. This is the challenge for the interdisciplinary, collaborative ENIGMA project.
The ENIGMA team’s idea is that if we can figure out how proteins evolved to create life on earth, then we can search for these protein ‘biosignatures’ in the minerals that make up other planets.
In this live interactive session, you’ll hear first-hand from Rutgers scientists Dr. Vik Nanda and Dr. Corday Selden about this exciting research.
Brainstorm with your colleagues about the best ways to incorporate the compelling science of Astrobiology into your classroom using this engaging resource.