Chemical Elements: GENESIS–What Are We Made of?
This web seminar took place on November 12, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern
standard time. The presenter was Marti Phipps, NASA
Explorer Schools Education Specialist at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. In this
program Ms. Phipps shared information on a four-part activity that teaches students
about the chemical elements that make up life.
This was the first presentation of Chemical Elements: GENESIS-What Are We Made Of?
for the 2013-14 school year. In the seminar Ms. Phipps discussed NASA's GENESIS
mission and its work to collect atoms of different elements from the solar wind.
She then shared details on a related lesson that gives middle school students a
hands-on opportunity to learn about chemical elements and the chemical makeup of
the human body, the Earth, and the Sun. Participants watched videos featuring supporting
resources, including a song that helps students remember information about the elements
and the periodic table.
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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.
Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions,
and a job well done!
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