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Engineering Design Process: On The Moon

This web seminar took place on January 29, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern standard time. The presenter was Sandra Kaszynski, NASA Education Specialist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. In this program Ms. Kaszynski shared strategies for implementing two activities from the On the Moon Educators Guide: “On Target” and “Feel the Heat.”

This was the second presentation of Engineering Design Process: On the Moon for the 2013-14 school year. In this seminar Ms. Kaszynski provided background information about NASA’s explorations of the moon and talked about the connection to other research on Earth and in space. She discussed the eight-step engineering design process, emphasizing the cyclical nature and repeatability of the process. Then she 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!!! I enjoyed all the possibilities we can do with this activity.”
  • “I definitely enjoyed the fact that I am leaving with two fairly quick engineering activities I can use this year (and are already linked to standards!).”

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

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