Center of Mass and Center of Pressure: Engineering a Stable
During this web seminar for educators of students in grades 6–8, participants will
receive an overview of a student rocketry activity, “Engineering a Stable Rocket,”
from NASA’s Rockets Educator Guide. The web seminar will also explore the NASA connections
and share tips and tricks for implementing the lesson in the classroom. Participating
educators will watch videos of students engaged in the lesson and have the opportunity
to discuss possible modifications and extensions.
The featured activity provides many opportunities for incorporating national science,
technology, and mathematics learning standards into the curriculum as well as addressing
the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Next Generation Science Standards
addressed in this web seminar:
- MS-PS2 Forces and Interactions
- Science and Engineering Practices
- Planning and carrying out investigations
- Disciplinary Core Ideas
Title: Center of Mass and Center of Pressure: Engineering a Stable
Target audience: Educators of grades 6–8
Date: Monday, January 27, 2014
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. CT / 4:30 p.m. MT / 3:30 p.m. PT
Duration: 90 minutes
Note: New users should log
in 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time for an introduction to NSTA web
Presenter: Marti Phipps
This web seminar will be repeated on Monday, March 31, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. ET. Registration will open on the day following the first offering.
to participate in this web seminar. Upon registering you will receive an e-mail
confirmation including information about the program and suggested links to visit
in preparation of the event. Additional information about the web seminar will be
e-mailed to you days before the program.
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