National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Human Body: Space Adaptations

This web seminar took place on April 24, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern daylight time. The presenter was Jordan Snyder, NASA Explorer Schools Education Specialist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. In this program Mr. Snyder talked about a series of integrated activities that investigate the impacts of spaceflight on the human body.

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 Human Body: Space Adaptations for the 2012–13 school year. In this seminar Mr. Snyder discussed the effects of microgravity on astronauts’ bodies. He shared detailed strategies for implementing three lessons targeted toward elementary and middle school students: O2…How Much?, Bag of Bones, and Get a Leg Up. Participants learned about required materials, procedures, data collection methods, and extensions. They also found out how to access a wealth of online resources related to the lessons, including videos and the educator guide.

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:

  • “Another great presentation using materials suitable for the classroom.”
  • “I found some great ways to answer questions that my middle school students ask about space and people going into space and how they are affected.”
  • “Excellent way to share lessons and how to use them with the combination of the video clips and introductory knowledge.”

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

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