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Engineering Design/Forces and Motion: The Great Boomerang Challenge

This Web Seminar took place on March 06, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern standard time. The presenter was Sandra Kaszynski, NASA Educator Professional Development Specialist for the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA . In this program Ms. Kaszynski discussed how to connect the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to a hands-on lesson that reinforces students’ understanding of forces and motion.

This was the first presentation of Engineering Design: Forces and Motion -- The Great Boomerang Challenge for the 2013-14 school year. In this seminar Ms. Kashiri talked about NASA’s research into aerodynamics and experimental aircraft. She described the lesson in detail, including links to NGSS and how to incorporate the 5 E’s (Engage, Explore, Explain, Extend, Evaluate). Participants viewed videos featuring background information and showing students engaged with the activity. They also tried out an airfoil simulator available online.

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A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' My PD Record and Certificate 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:

  • "My favorite feature of the web seminar is the relevance for my teaching."
  • "Great I can use next day!"

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

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