Chemical Elements: GENESIS—What Are We Made Of?
This web seminar took place on January 23, 2012, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern
standard time. The presenter was
NASA Explorer Schools Education Specialist at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. In
this program Ms. Phipps shared information on a four-part activity that teaches
students about the chemical elements that make up life.
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 Chemical Elements: GENESIS—What Are We Made Of?
for the 2012–13 school year. In the seminar Ms. Phipps discussed NASA’s GENESIS
mission and its work to collect atoms of different elements from the solar wind.
She then shared details on a related lesson that gives middle school students a
hands-on opportunity to learn about chemical elements and the chemical makeup of
the human body, the Earth, and the Sun. Participants watched videos featuring supporting
resources, including a song that helps students remember information about the elements
and the periodic table.
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:
- “The videos were great. Marti presented a great deal of information in a very
- “Another great webinar sponsored by NASA - am excited to incorporate Genesis
ideas and appreciate the resources shared.”
- “Thank you! I thought it was a great mix of information about the mission and
the interactive lesson.”
Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions,
and a job well done!
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