PHY 580 - ASTROBIOLOGY FOR
Assignments for WEEK 3
- Identify Astrobiology topic and
activity content goals to be used for the first
Curriculum Development Project.
- Select the lab activity and dates for
the Field Test Project.
- Read Chapter #4 (pgs. 54 to 71) and
Chapter #5 (pgs. 72 to 92) of Jakosky
- Assignment #5: Choose an astrobiology
topic area that your group will focus on for the first
Development Project (CDP).
Consider the following questions:
- What are the main content goals
your activity is intended to teach?
- What is the general thread of
activities that you will use to promote student
engagement and understanding of your topic.
- Assignment #6: Select the
topic (from the labs that you
will do this semester) and schedule the dates for your
Test and Implementation Notes Project.
- There is no lab activity assigned
Study & Discussion
Share ideas about your first CDP with
your group. Once your group reaches consensus, send your
instructor a message stating who will be in your group and
what the specific topic of your reading assignment will be.
Your contributions to this discussion will be the basis for
your grade this week. Each group should work on creating a
unique reading activity, therefore there will not be any
duplicate topics allowed. The topics will be approved on a
first come first serve basis.
Then, answer the study questions for
4 and Chapter
5 as assigned by your