Engineering Design Challenge: Water Filtration
This web seminar took place on May 15, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern
daylight time. The presenter was
NASA Explorer Schools Education Specialist at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. In
this program Ms. Phipps described a hands-on activity that challenges students to
design a water filtration device similar to the system used to recycle water on
the International Space Station.
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 third presentation of Engineering Design Challenge: Water Filtration
for the 2012–13 school year. In this seminar Ms. Phipps discussed the ways water
is recycled by nature, municipalities, and NASA in space. She talked about the need
for sophisticated water filtration systems on-board the International Space Station
in order to reduce the amount of freshwater brought from Earth. Ms. Phipps shared
details about implementing an engineering design challenge in class. She talked
about required materials and equipment, the concepts students will learn, and extension
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
Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:
- “I like best the collaborative ideas shared by the speaker and the other participants.
I get such great ideas of what other things to do.”
- “I love the NASA webinars. They are always relevant, interesting, ready to take
back to the classroom and use, and leave room for inquiry based experimentation.”
Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions,
and a job well done!
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