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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 January 4, 2011, 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 third 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.

Eighteen (18) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to the presenter and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. 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:

  • “With this and any seminar that is not directly my discipline; I use the content to keep me fresh and up to date, as well as to be able to discuss other science strands with my students.”
  • “I teach Earth Science and these activities would integrate beautifully.”
  • “It has given me more places to find activities to meet the needs of my curriculum.”
  • “This will help me help pre-service teachers.”

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

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