National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Newton's Laws of Motion: Lunar Nautics

This Web Seminar took place on November 8, 2011 from 8:15 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Eastern Time. Presenting was Rudo Kashiri, NASA Explorer Schools (NES) Educator Specialist at Langley Research Center. In this Seminar, Ms Kashiri shared activities and concepts related to force and motion using NES resources.

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 the first presentation of the Newton's Laws of Motion: 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 California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. Three people joined the presentation from countries outside of the United States: Canada, Germany and Puerto Rico.

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:

  • "Increased and widened my knowledge! Refreshed my information."
  • "Hands-on activities and resource sites to get materials."
  • "The hands-on activities will be great to reinforce the concepts of Newton's Laws of Motion."
  • "I take many seminars that were OK but this one was excellent."

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

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