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The Virtual Lab
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

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.


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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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