America's Home Energy Education Challenge: An Overview

This Web Seminar took place on September 21, 2011 from 8:15 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Eastern Time. Presenting was Dr. Ray Ann Havasy, Program Manager of America's Home Energy Education Challenge. Dr. Havasy shared information about NSTA's newest competition, the America's Home Energy Education Challenge (AHEEC).

The PowerPoint, related resources from the NSTA Learning Center, and web links from the presentation are now contained in the above resource collection. Clicking on the collection link will place it in your Learning Center, My Library, neatly organized under the My Resource Collections tab.

In this program Dr. Havasy shared information about the Energy Education Challenge like the requirements, rules, and deadlines for submission and also spent some time talking about energy basics. Forty-three (43) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to the presenter and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont. In addition, two people joined the presentation from locations outside of the United States: Germany and Portugal.

Seminar participants received a one year subscription to one of NSTA’s SciGuides. A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants My PD Record and Certificates 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:

  • "Excellent information for our energy club at school"
  • "This is definately a project that I would like to do with my students"
  • "I have a middle school elective and would love to have this as part of the curriculum"
  • "Thanks for clarifying how the project works - sometimes that is more motivational for students than just plain learning"

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

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America's Home Energy Education Challenge
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