Percentage and Volume: Space Food and Nutrition—How Much
This web seminar took place on January 21, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern
standard time. The presenter was Marti Phipps, NASA
Explorer Schools Education Specialist at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. In this
program Ms. Phipps discussed an activity that allows students to practice math skills
while learning about NASA's research on food packaging in space.
This was the first presentation of Percentage and Volume: Space Food and Nutrition-How
Much Is Waste? for the 2013-14 school year. In this seminar Ms. Phipps talked about
a lesson in which students use ratios to compare the mass and volume of packaged
food before and after repackaging for spaceflight and determine the usable and waste
portions. Ms. Phipps shared information about related NASA research that can help
engage students with the lesson. She also provided details on extension activities.
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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 always find the content of these seminars interesting. They give me great ideas
for not only activities to do with my science students but also some interesting
'career' activities to do with my math students."
- "I like having an overview of the lesson before I teach it."
Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions,
and a job well done!
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