National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Electrolysis of Water: Math and Science @ Work – A Breath of Fresh Air

This Web Seminar took place on February 21, 2012 from 8:15 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Eastern Time. The presenter was Alissa Keil, NASA Explorer Schools Education Specialist at Johnson Space Center. In this Seminar, Ms. Keil shared a lab activity and free response question that engage AP chemistry students in real-life issues relating to the International Space Station.

The PowerPoint, related resources from the NSTA Learning Center, and web links from the presentation are now contained in the above resource collection. Clicking on the collection link will place it in your Learning Center, My Library, neatly organized under the My Resource Collections tab.

This was the third presentation of the Electrolysis of Water: Math and Science @ Work – A Breath of Fresh Air program for the 2011-2012 academic year. In the seminar, Ms. Keil explained how electrolysis is used on the International Space Station to provide clean air and water for astronauts. She connected NASA’s work to a hands-on lesson that allows high school students to collect their own data to better understand electrolysis of water. Ms. Keil also provided suggestions for lesson extensions and information about the NASA Explorer Schools program.

Thirty (30) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to the presenter and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Virginia. In addition, two participants joined the presentation from locations outside the United States: Canada and Turkey.

Seminar participants received one of the NSTA SciGuides. A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' My PD Record and Certificates area in the NSTA Learning Center for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.

Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:

  • “Learned of great resources and more about how to present electrolysis.”
  • “Loved the materials and presentation, they were inspiring. I always get new ideas from such seminars.”
  • “Outstanding thought processes and technology data mining cohesion and integration.”
  • “I liked the videos; I can use them as motivational hook to my lessons in my classroom.”

Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!

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