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Heat Transfer: MESSENGER—My Angle on Cooling

This web seminar took place on January 9, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern standard time. The presenter was John Weis, Education Specialist at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. In this program Mr. Weis shared hands-on activities that teach students about temperature, seasons, and NASA's explorations of Mercury.

Mr. Weis began the presentation by providing background information on NASA's MESSENGER mission to Mercury. He shared strategies for implementing the My Angle on Cooling lesson, which gives students an opportunity to explore how temperature changes as a function of distance and inclination. Mr. Weis also gave a tour of the MESSENGER education website and showed participating educators how to find details about the mission, lesson ideas, multimedia, and more resources for teachers.

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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:

  • "I really enjoyed learning about Mercury and getting new resources to check out."
  • "The analogies Mr. Weis provided were terrific. The photographs of interactive activities were clarifying and valuable."

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

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