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Lunar Nautics: Designing a Mission to Live and Work on the Moon
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This Web Seminar took place on November 4, 2010, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Presenting was Rudo Kashiri, NASA Explorer Schools Coordinator. In this Seminar, Ms. Kashiri focused the discussion on several of the Lunar Nautics activities that can be used in the classroom.

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.


This is second presentation of the Lunar Nautics program and it will be repeated throughout the academic year. Ms. Kashiri showed the participants Rocket Staging: Balloon Staging, Lunar Landing: Swinging Tray and Lunar Base Supply: Egg Drop. For each of the activities, attendees were given an overview of the activity, information about the required materials, how to find them in the teachers guide and a video clip about how teachers have introduced these lessons into their classrooms.


Twenty-seven (27) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to the presenter and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia. One person joined the presentation from a country outside of the United States: Romania.


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:

  • “My earth science students will enjoy this lesson.”
  • "I'm working with 8th graders on Forces and Motion in technology/engineering.”
  • “The speaker was very knowledgeable and the information was a good refresher course for me to teach Newton's Laws of Motion, since I haven't taught it for a while.”
  • "Activities are ones that I can use in the classroom or share with other teachers.”

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


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