National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Meteorology: How Clouds Form

This Web Seminar took place on April 9, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The presenter was Rudo Kashiri, NASA Explorer Schools Education Specialist at Langley Research Center. In this Seminar, Ms. Kashiri discussed a wealth of cloud-related resources for teachers, including lessons, activities, and simulations.

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 fourth and final presentation of Meteorology: How Clouds Form for this academic year. In the program, Ms. Kashiri showed participants a number of online resources that allow students to work with NASA data and imagery to monitor cloud cover. She also described the procedural steps for hands-on activities related to cloud formation. Ms. Kashiri shared several websites and provided information on the NASA Explorer Schools program.

Sixty-four (64) 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, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. In addition, one participant joined the presentation from a location outside of the United States: 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 online resources and tools are fantastic! Thank you for sharing!"
  • "This web seminar was a great way to connect to educators around the world, seeing what techniques best work for them, what didn't work, or just overall suggestions to make an activity better. "
  • "I found a number of activities that will be great for my class. They are appropriate for my special ed and English as a Second Language students."
  • "I especially like the webpage on identifying clouds. My students will enjoy going outside to identify and journal the clouds. I also liked the interactive part of the class."

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

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