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ET in the Universe

Julia Kahmann-Robinson PhD and Marjorie Chan PhD, University of Utah Department of Geology & Geophysics
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This learning module and related in-class activity is meant to expose students to the SETI program.

Learning Goals

Students should be able to:

Context for Use

This module is to be utilized at the end of a full-term of Mars-related topics in conjunction with Earth science processes. Given its unique topic, however, this activity can be adapted for any course at any time.

Description and Teaching Materials

Compiled In-Class Activities and Homework

In-Class Activity

Teaching Notes and Tips

  1. Read the .pdf article (in References and Resources) in order to conduct the In-Class Activity and designate an ET to call your class before your class meets.
  2. Typically, the Engagement experience of the In-Class Activity will take students 20-25 min to complete.


Each In-Class Activity and Homework has its own measure of Assessment.

References and Resources

  1. Crider & Weston (2012): SETI Activities for the College Classroom (Acrobat (PDF) 301kB May23 13)
  2. SETI protocols:
  3. SETI Activities for the College Classroom: Crider & Weston (2012)