The Virtual Lab
This program focused on using a free, downloadable computer program that simulates
a scanning electron microscope. Teachers learned how to use this tool to give students
access to high-powered simulated scientific instrumentation with 90 different specimens
and three different virtual tools: atomic force microscope, scanning electron microscope,
and fluorescence light microscope. Educators got an overview of the software, explored
the NASA connections, learned how to use the Virtual Lab suite, watched videos of
students exploring selected specimens, and discussed possible extension activities.
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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