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“Energy: Now and Forever!”—National Chemistry Week Resources for Middle and High School Science

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

This web seminar took place on September 19, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern daylight time. The presenters were Erica Jacobsen and Tracy Halmi. In this program Ms. Jacobsen and Ms. Halmi shared resources for celebrating National Chemistry Week (NCW), October 20-26, 2013.

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The presenters discussed a variety of ways to engage students with the theme for 2013, "Energy: Now and Forever!" Ms. Jacobsen began the web seminar by providing details on a hands-on lesson that teaches students about electrolysis of water. Ms. Halmi then talked about the history of NCW and showed how to access online tools for coordinating events and activities. Participants learned about several more lessons related to the theme of energy, including a biodiesel investigation and a pizza box solar oven project. Participating educators also discovered ideas for involving families and the community in NCW.

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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 plan on using some of what I learned immediately! The resources are invaluable. The presenters were awesome!"
  • "Any time that I can come away with activities that I can use with my students is wonderful. I love the practical nature of this webinar."

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

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