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On the Moon Educators Guide: On Target and Feel the Heat
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

This web seminar showcased two lessons from the On the Moon Educators Guide. Educators learned how to use the On Target lesson to challenge students to design and test a system and remote release that sends a cup carrying a marble down a zip line to hit a target on the floor. Seminar participants also found out how to implement Feel the Heat, an activity that challenges students to follow the engineering design process to build and test a solar hot water heater.


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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