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Electrolysis of Water: Math and Science @ Work – A Breath of Fresh Air

This Web Seminar took place on December 15, 2011, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Presenting was Alissa Keil, NASA Explorer Schools Coordinator. In this Seminar, Ms. Keil talked about the recycling of air and water on the International Space Station and shared how teachers can engage students with these concepts 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 was the second presentation of the Electrolysis of Water: Math and Science @ Work – A Breath of Fresh Air program. Ms. Keil showed the participants several videos of astronauts on the International Space Station demonstrating the methods for air and water recycling. In addition, she guided participants through labs that students can perform to explore these methods, which also relate to physical science standards.

Thirty-three (33) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to the presenter and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia. Five people joined the program from locations outside of the United States: Dominica, Germany, India, Israel, 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:

  • “The information about TI-inspire and various methods of using the technology will be helpful.”
  • “Can relate how important chemistry is in space.”
  • “Great way to show application of electrolysis as a chemical separation method.”
  • “Again, the session informed us of the many valuable resources and activities that are available to educators. The ideas shared and presented are very powerful to say the least.”

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

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