National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Human Body: Space Adaptations

This web seminar took place on April 15, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 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 second 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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