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Science and Engineering Practices

The Exoplanet Atmospheres Digi Kit correlates with four SEP's, within the categories of Obtaining, Evaluating, & Communicating Information; Mathematics and Computational Thinking; and Data Analysis. *Click link for details.*
**Science and Engineering Practices**
**1) Analyzing and Interpreting Data, Grades 9-12: ***Analyze data using tools, technologies, and/or models (e.g., computational, mathematical) in order to make valid and reliable claims or determine an optimal design solution.***Activities correlating to this Practice:**

- NASA-SSEC Lecture Tutorial: Determining the Atmospheric Composition of Exoplanets
- NAAP Extrasolar Planets Lab
- Exoplaneteu.org - Exoplanet Encyclopedia

**2) Analyzing and Interpreting Data, Grades 9-12: ***Consider limitations of data analysis when analyzing and interpreting data.***Activities correlating to this Practice:**

- NASA-SSEC Lecture Tutorial: Determining the Atmospheric Composition of Exoplanets

**3) Using Math & Computational Thinking ***Use mathematical representations of phenomena to describe and/or support claims and/or explanations.***Activities correlating to this Practice:**

- NASA-SSEC Lecture Tutorial: Determining the Atmospheric Composition of Exoplanets
- OpenSource Physics: Transit Method Simulation

**4) Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information, Grades 9-12: ***Critically read scientific literature to determine the central ideas or conclusions and/or to obtain scientific and/or technical information to summarize complex evidence, concepts, process, or information presented in a text by paraphrasing them in simpler but still accurate terms.*

**Activities correlating to this Practice:**

- "The Future of Spectroscopic Life Detection on Exoplanets", by Sara Seager.