Lunar Nautics: Designing a Mission to Live and Work on the
This Web Seminar took place on February 14, 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 the fourth presentation of the Lunar Nautics program. 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-two (22) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to
the presenter and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of
Arizona, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee,
Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. Two people joined the presentation from locations
outside of the United States: Ecuador and 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:
- “I am looking for more hands-on experiments so this was very helpful.”
- “I had no idea that we could get so many hands on for physical forces.”
- “I teach the laws of motion and like to use inquiry.”
- “Great videos to link Newton's Laws with NASA's goals and missions.”
Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions,
and a job well done!
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