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Engineering Design Process: On The Moon

This web seminar took place on September 11, 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 shared strategies for implementing two activities from the On the Moon Educators Guide: “On Target” and “Feel the Heat.”

This was the first presentation of Engineering Design Process: On the Moon for the 2013-14 school year. In this seminar Mr. Snyder talked about how to link the featured lessons to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). He provided background information about NASA's explorations of the moon and talked about the connection to other research on Earth and in space. He discussed the eight-step engineering design process, emphasizing the cyclical nature and repeatability of the process. Then Mr. Snyder showed teachers how to implement two hands-on lessons that give students a chance to experiment with space science concepts.

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A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' My PD Record and Certificate 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:

  • “Great web seminar! Excellent activities and resources. Very knowledgeable presenter.”
  • “Having two lessons presented was wonderful since I will be teaching the concepts later this year. I can already anticipate that my middle schoolers will love them!”

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

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