National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Newton's Laws of Motion: Lunar Nautics

This web seminar took place on December 19, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern standard time. The presenter was Steve Culivan, Educator Professional Development Specialist at NASA Stennis Space Center. In this program Mr. Culivan shared three hands-on activities that give middle school students a chance to experiment with Newton's Laws of Motion.

Mr. Culivan addressed common misconceptions associated with Newton's Laws of Motion. He then connected the laws to NASA's mission to explore Mars with the Curiosity lander. Participants got an in-depth look at three related lessons that help students gain a real world understanding of these 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:

  • "It was really great to see activities that can really help develop conceptual understand of Newton's Laws."
  • "Loved the activities!!"

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

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