Electromagnetic Spectrum: Remote Sensing Ices on Mars
This Web Seminar took place on February 21, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern
standard time. The presenter was Rudo Kashiri, NASA
Explorer Schools Education Specialist at NASA Langley Research Center. In this program
Ms. Kashiri shared a lesson that gives students the opportunity to use remote sensing
data to draw conclusions about the physical and chemical nature of Mars.
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
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This was the second presentation of Electromagnetic Spectrum: Remote Sensing Ices
on Mars for the 2012-13 school year. In this seminar Ms. Kashiri shared strategies
for implementing an activity that allows students to investigate the composition
and distribution of ices at the high latitude regions of Mars. She discussed how
to guide students in analyzing data collected by Mars spacecraft using three different
portions of the electromagnetic spectrum—visible light, infrared light, and gamma
rays. Participants got to try out a web-based Gamma Ray Spectrometer simulator that
can be used in the classroom to compare the composition of soils on Mars.
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 just love this: resources to tie classroom content into the real world and
beyond, engaging the imagination!”
- “Hands on activities I could use tomorrow in my class, and I know my students
would love them!”
Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions,
and a job well done!
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