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Engineering Design: Forces and Motion—The Great Boomerang Challenge

During this web seminar participating educators learned how to incorporate the excitement of boomerangs into their classes. They found out about “The Great Boomerang Challenge,” a lesson that gives students the opportunity to apply their knowledge about forces and motion to solve a problem using the engineering design process. Participants discovered strategies for implementing the lesson and got tips for incorporating math and technology into their science classrooms.

This web seminar is part of a series of electronic professional development experiences sponsored by the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) project. NASA Explorer Schools invests in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics educators to inspire and engage a whole generation of future scientists, engineers and technicians that NASA needs to continue our journey. NES gives educators of grades 4-12 free access to NASA’s people, missions, research, and facilities. We take the work out of searching through thousands of materials on the NASA website and provide a comprehensive set of teaching materials for dozens of STEM concepts. For additional information about the NASA Explorer Schools project, visit

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