Collaborative Decision Making: NASA's Deep Impact Mission

This site is designed to engage students in grades 7-12 in activities that focus on collaboration and communication strategies. These activities will strengthen student understanding of and ability to use collaborative processes and communication practices to clarify, conceptualize, and make decisions. Students will compare the risks of varying courses of action that confront scientists and engineers. After the risks are identified, they will gather and convey evidence supporting and refuting the viability of these actions, and reach consensus. The module strategies rely primarily on student investigation into the background information that is necessary to support arguments, make quantitative risk analyses, engage in debate, role-playing, and persuasive writing/communication processes, and practice group decision-making procedures.

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Subject: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science, Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Impact Cratering
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Planetary ScienceKeywords: comets, impact, cratering, research, planning