Heat Transfer: MESSENGER—My Angle on Cooling
This web seminar took place on January 9, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern
standard time. The presenter was John Weis, Education
Specialist at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. In this program Mr. Weis shared
hands-on activities that teach students about temperature, seasons, and NASA's explorations
Mr. Weis began the presentation by providing background information on NASA's MESSENGER
mission to Mercury. He shared strategies for implementing the My Angle on Cooling
lesson, which gives students an opportunity to explore how temperature changes as
a function of distance and inclination. Mr. Weis also gave a tour of the MESSENGER
education website and showed participating educators how to find details about the
mission, lesson ideas, multimedia, and more resources for teachers.
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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:
- "I really enjoyed learning about Mercury and getting new resources to check out."
- "The analogies Mr. Weis provided were terrific. The photographs of interactive activities
were clarifying and valuable."
Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions,
and a job well done!
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