National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Weather and Climate: Satellite Meteorology

This Web Seminar took place on September 8, 2011 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Presenting was Rudo Kashiri, NASA Explorer Schools Coordinator. In this Seminar, Ms. Kashiri focused the discussion on a wealth of online resources for teachers to use for weather-related lessons, activities and simulations.

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 is first presentation of the Weather and Climate: Satellite Meteorology program for this academic year and it will be repeated again. Ms. Kashiri showed the participants a number of online resources that allow students to work with NASA data and imagery to monitor cloud cover, observe global weather patterns and examine information related to climate change. There were a large number of web sites for participants to investigate during the presentation and Ms. Kashiri also explained how participants can become involved in the NASA Explorer Schools program.

Sixty-two (62) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to the presenter and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and Wisconsin In addition, five participants joined the presentation from locations outside of the United States: Brazil, Nicaragua, Portugal, Puerto Rico and Romania.

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:

  • “The modules presented in this seminar will assist me in teaching about climate, weather, and satellites.”
  • “All the data resources provided were great.”
  • “Provided insight into resources available from NASA.”
  • “I am teaching meteorology to my 6th graders. Wanted to do something more relevant than I have in the past.”

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

See when other NASA Explorer Schools Web Seminars are Scheduled

For more information contact

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo
Sponsored by NASA