Global Precipitation Measurement Mission logoGlobal Precipitation Measurement Mission: Water Cycle

This web seminar took place on March 3, 2016, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. The presenters were Dalia Kirschbaum, NASA Research Scientist and Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission Applications Science Lead and Dorian Janney, GPM Mission Communications and Education Specialist.

In this web seminar Kirschbaum and Janney provided a robust understanding on the science behind Earth’s water cycle, while also demonstrating multiple possibilities for infusing water-related concepts into the curriculum. Kirschbaum led the web seminar by providing rich science background knowledge on the topic, and Janney complimented the information provided by demonstrating how to incorporate the information into engaging activities for students. Emphasis was placed on the GPM resource website. Overall, the seminar encouraged participants to explore the varied ways in which NASA studies our home planet’s water cycle, while providing resources for teaching this concept to their students.

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A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' My Profile 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 am very excited about all of the resources that were offered. My students really become engaged when I can use real world applications in the classroom."
  • "This came at perfect time for me. I just concluded three chapters of weather related information in my 8th grade class. Today we discussed weather satellites and I hope to share some of what I learned tonight with my students tomorrow."
  • "I thought it was really interesting to get to watch the videos and to learn more about what NASA is doing."
  • "I really liked learning about all of the different satellite programs, and seeing examples of how the satellites worked."

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

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