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Cite abstracts as Author(s) (2010), Title, Abstract xxxxx-xxxx presented at 2010 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 13-17 Dec.

HR: 1340h
AN: ED53A-0529 Poster [WITHDRAWN]
TI: An Astrobiology Summer Program for High School Teachers and Students
AU: *Cola, J
EM: jamila.cola@ceismc.gatech.edu
AF: CEISMC, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA
AU: Williams, L D
EM: loren.williams@chemistry.gatech.edu
AF: Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA
AU: Gaucher, E
EM: eric.gaucher@biology.gatech.edu
AF: Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA
AU: Snell, T
EM: terry.snell@biology.gatech.edu
AF: Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA
AB: The Georgia Tech Center for Ribosomal Origins and Evolution, a center funded by the NASA Astrobiology Institute, developed an educational summer program titled, “Life on the Edge: Astrobiology.” The purpose of the program was to expose high school educators to the field of astrobiology and provide them with skills and classroom activities necessary to foster student interest in scientific discovery on Earth and throughout the universe. Astrobiology activities for a week-long summer enrichment program for high school students was developed by three high school educators, two undergraduate students and faculty in the Schools of Biology, and Chemistry and Biochemistry at Georgia Tech. Twenty-four high school students were introduced to hands-on activities and techniques such as gel electrophoresis, thin layer chromatography, and manual polymerase chain reaction. The impact of the astrobiology summer program on teachers and high school students will be discussed.
DE: [0805] EDUCATION / Elementary and secondary education
DE: [0820] EDUCATION / Curriculum and laboratory design
DE: [0840] EDUCATION / Evaluation and assessment
SC: Education and Human Resources (ED)
MN: 2010 Fall Meeting