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This Web Seminar took place on January 15, 2009, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Presenting was Dr. Bill Robertson, NSTA Press Author of the popular series Stop Faking It! Understanding Science So You Can Teach It. In this Seminar Dr. Robertson focused the discussion on concepts from his book Force and Motion.

This is the second, of two Web Seminars scheduled as a follow-up to the Force and Motion: Stop Faking It! Symposium that took place at the NSTA Area Conference on Science Education in Portland, OR. In this program Dr. Robertson talked about circular orbits, frames of reference, gravitational force, and objects that orbit. He used several images from his book, Force and Motion: Stop Faking It! and a science simulation from one of the NSTA Science Objects to help illustrate the concepts.

Sixty-one (61) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to the presenter and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming.

Six participants attended the Web Seminar from countries outside the United Stares: Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Jamaica, Canada, Australia, and Indonesia. Seminar participants received a one year subscription to one of NSTA’s SciGuides 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 teach in a teacher education program and it is important to me to have good visuals for teaching physical science.”

  • “I gained a little more understanding of circular motion.”

  • “I have been a science teacher for a few years, so it is good to see how other would teach topics I have taught. I think some of the examples and explanation will help me to explain things in a different way may benefit some of my students.”

  • “I teach physics ...so it was very useful in helping to generate ideas for lesson plans.”

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


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