National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA: Earth Climate Course

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 May 11, 2010 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Presenting was Chris Hartenstine from NASA Explorer Schools. Mr. Hartenstine gave a presentation on one of the NASA classroom materials that is available at the NASA Explorer Schools pilot web site: Earth Climate Course.

In this web seminar, Chris Hartenstine gave specific information on a classroom resource for science teachers and talked about related topics and lessons. The participants were taken to the web page of the Earth Climate Course and allowed to work with one of the animations. In addition, Mr. Hartenstine talked about the lesson plans and teacher’s guide that go along with the online interactives and are also free to download.

Eighteen (18) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to the presenter and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of Arkansas California, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin. One participant joined from a country outside of the United States: Saipan.

Seminar participants received one of the NSTA 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:

  • “Great resources and information!”

  • “I'll make use of the experiment in class.”

  • “Having taught much of the same content, it was great to be on the receiving end again and see new and exciting ways to present the topics.”

  • “I teach general science and here again is a great way to look at climate and potential changes.”

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


Below are the archive links to three previous, private Web Seminars that were conducted in the same format as above.

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