Human Body: Space Adaptations
This web seminar took place on October 22, 2013, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. eastern
daylight time. The presenter was Marti Phipps, NASA
Explorer Schools Education Specialist at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. In this
program Ms. Phipps talked about a series of integrated activities that investigate
the impacts of spaceflight on the human body.
This was the first presentation of Human Body: Space Adaptations for the 2013-14
school year. In this seminar Ms. Phipps discussed the effects of microgravity on
astronauts' bodies. She shared detailed strategies for implementing three lessons
targeted toward elementary and middle school students: O2…How Much?, Bag of Bones,
and Get a Leg Up. Participants learned about required materials, procedures, data
collection methods, and extensions. They also found out how to access a wealth of
online resources related to the lessons, including videos and the educator guide.
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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.
Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions,
and a job well done!
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