National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Weather and Climate: Satellite Meteorology

This web seminar took place on December 13, 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 ideas for classroom activities that use data collected by NASA satellites.

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 Weather and Climate: Satellite Meteorology for the 2012–13 school year. In this seminar Ms. Kashiri introduced participating educators to two NASA satellite missions: Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) and Polar Operational Environmental Satellites (POES). Ms. Kashiri explained the differences between GOES and POES by sharing examples of the unique types of images gathered by each mission. She then provided details on lessons that give students a chance to work with GOES and POES data to solve real-world science problems.

Seminar participants received an NSTA SciGuide. 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:

  • "Although I know something about satellite imagery and do a lab investigation with my students on satellite imagery, I learned some new things. It was a great interactive webinar!"
  • "I really like the web seminar... it was my first time taking one and it was a good experience... very informative. thank you!"
  • "The seminar presented a large amount of resources I can use in my teaching. I learned about GOES and POES"

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

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