Chemical Elements: GENESIS—What Are We Made Of?
During this web seminar participants got an in-depth look at a hands-on activity,
“What Are We Made Of? The Sun, Earth and You,” that integrates mathematics and physical
science. In this activity students analyze data in a way similar to the method scientists
used to analyze solar particles collected by the GENESIS spacecraft. In the web
seminar participating educators learned how to guide students in using statistical
sampling to estimate the chemical composition of the Sun.
This web seminar is part of a series of electronic professional development experiences
sponsored by the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) project. NASA Explorer Schools invests
in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics educators to inspire and engage
a whole generation of future scientists, engineers and technicians that NASA needs
to continue our journey. NES gives educators of grades 4-12 free access to NASA’s
people, missions, research, and facilities. We take the work out of searching through
thousands of materials on the NASA website and provide a comprehensive set of teaching
materials for dozens of STEM concepts. For additional information about the NASA
Explorer Schools project, visit
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