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Heat Transfer: MESSENGER--My Angle on Cooling

This Web Seminar took place on November 1, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The presenter was Rudo Kashiri, NASA Explorer Schools Education Specialist at NASA Langley Research Center. In this program, Ms. Kashiri shared hands-on activities that teach students about temperature, seasons, and NASA’s explorations of Mercury.

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 first presentation of Heat Transfer: MESSENGER—My Angle on Cooling for the 2012-13 school year. In this seminar, Ms. Kashiri provided background information on NASA’s MESSENGER mission to Mercury. She shared strategies for implementing the My Angle on Cooling lesson, which gives students an opportunity to explore how temperature changes as a function of distance and inclination. Ms. Kashiri also gave a tour of the MESSENGER education website and showed participating educators how to find details about the mission, lesson ideas, multimedia, and more resources for teachers.

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:

  • “Excellent material and presentation. I learn something new every time.”
  • “Very interactive!”
  • “I enjoyed not only the input from the educator but from the others in the chat room as well. The different ideas are fantastic.”

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

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