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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 July 21, 2011, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.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 fifth 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.

Fifty (50) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to the presenter and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia. Three people joined the presentation from locations outside of the United States: Nicaragua, Puerto Rico and Turkey.

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:

  • “It provided great activities on force and motion to work on with my students. Participant tips were also helpful.”
  • “Will use all 3 activities (plus others mentioned in presentation) with my 5th Grade Science and Young Astronauts clubs.”
  • “Actually I use Nasa materials and topics in my classroom, so this seminar will be added to the topics given.”
  • “I really liked being able to see how the activities were being done. I also will use the inrto videos. Great job!”

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

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