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MESSENGER: Staying Cool – My Angle on
Cooling–Effects of Distance and Inclination
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

During this web seminar, teachers received strategies for engaging students in grades 5-8 in an activity related to NASA’s MESSENGER mission to Mercury. Participants found out how to guide students as they perform an experiment measuring how the heat experienced by a test subject changes as the distance or the viewing angle changes.


This web seminar is part of a series of electronic professional development experiences sponsored by the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) project. NES is NASA's classroom-based gateway for middle school (grades 4-8) and high school (grades 9-12) classrooms providing authentic learning experiences inspired by NASA's unique missions. NES provides free teaching and learning resources that promote student engagement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and opportunities for teachers and students to participate in NASA's mission of research and discovery through inquiry-based experiences directly related to the work of NASA scientists and engineers. For additional information about the NASA Explorer Schools project, visit

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