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National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Discover the Universe – From Galileo to Today

All web seminar participants use online tools that allow them to mark-up presenter's slides or share desktop applications in addition to engaging in chat with others online and answering poll questions Two Web Seminars were presented featuring scientists and education specialists from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA, one by Dr. Bryan Mendez and the other by Dr. Natalie Batalha


The seminars focused on key science concepts – Earth’s place in the universe; light, energy, and optics; and, models and evidence in science – as participants investigated how NASA’s space-based missions extend the legacy of observation and discovery that Galileo Galilei initiated when he turned his telescope to the skies in 1609. The presenters shared their science expertise, answered questions from the participants, and provided information regarding web sites that students can use in the classroom.


These Web Seminars were designed for educators of grades 5–12. Please see the overviews below for a more thorough depiction of the individual Web Seminars.


Schedule

Web Seminar I
Date: Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m. Eastern
Topic: International Year of Astronomy – Advances in technology and discoveries of the last 400 years
Presenters: Dr. Bryan Mendez

Web Seminar II
Date: Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m. Eastern
Topic: International Year of Astronomy – Advances in technology and discoveries of the last 400 years
Presenter: Dr. Natalie Batalha



For more information contact webseminars@nsta.org


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