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MY NASA DATA: Solar Cell Energy Availability from Around the Country
All web seminar participants use online tools that allow them to mark-up presenter's slides or share desktop applications in addition to engaging in chat with others online and answering poll questions

Participants of this program learned how to engage students with the question: Where in the United States would solar panels be most effective? In the Solar Cell Energy Availability from Around the Country activity, students use NASA data to determine areas of the country that are most likely to produce solar energy by analyzing differences in incoming solar radiation graphs. Seminar attendees found out how to guide students in analyzing overlay plots and comparing them to difference plots with data from NASA satellites.


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This web seminar is part of a series of electronic professional development experiences sponsored by the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) project. NES is NASA's classroom-based gateway for middle school (grades 4-8) and high school (grades 9-12) classrooms providing authentic learning experiences inspired by NASA's unique missions. NES provides free teaching and learning resources that promote student engagement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and opportunities for teachers and students to participate in NASA's mission of research and discovery through inquiry-based experiences directly related to the work of NASA scientists and engineers. For additional information about the NASA Explorer Schools project, visit http://explorerschools.nasa.gov.


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