Temperature and Earth Climate: Modeling Hot and Cold Planets
This Web Seminar took place on February 16, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern
Time. Presenting was
Alissa Keil, NASA Explorer School Education Specialist.
In this Seminar, Ms. Keil focused the discussion on the NASA Earth Climate Course
and associated activities that can be used in the classroom.
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 the final presentation of the Temperature and Earth Climate: Modeling Hot
and Cold Planets program for the 2011-2012 academic year. Ms. Keil showed the participants
the main website where the information for the Earth Climate Course is located and
how to access the lessons in pdf format. She also led participants through one of
the simulations that can be used with students in the classroom. Ms. Keil gave some
general information about NASA Explorer Schools and the resources available to teachers
on their website.
Fifty (50) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to the
presenter and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of Alabama,
Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota,
Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia,
Washington and Wisconsin. In addition, four participants joined the presentation
from locations outside the United States: Germany, Mexico 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
Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:
- “This content is great way to review the factors that affect Earth's climate
and introduce the factors that affect the climate on other planets.”
- “Great links, great models, great info. Good ways to get students thinking about
using data to make predictions - deepen understanding.”
- “This was an exceptional seminar. The presenter gave us ideas for implementation
in the classroom - questions you might ask, misconceptions students might have,
etc. Those details make the difference between just receiving a lesson plan and
being able to see yourself using it.”
- “This provided ways to use both physical models and computer models for concept
development related climate variability.”
Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions,
and a job well done!
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