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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