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Temperature and Earth Climate: Modeling Hot and Cold Planets

This web seminar took place on December 5, 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 talked about a lesson that allows students to work with data collected from NASA satellites to determine the climate of different planets.

Mr. Culivan began the web seminar by discussing the factors that affect a planet's climate. He shared background information about NASA's research on the climates of Venus and Mars. Next he provided details on a hands-on activity that gives students a chance to experiment with these factors by creating a model and testing it with a computer simulation that uses NASA satellite data. Participating educators tried out the simulation and watched videos of the lesson in action.

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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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