Analyzing Solar Energy Graphs: MY NASA DATA
This web seminar took place on February 18, 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 a lesson in which high school students use data collected
by NASA satellites to determine locations where solar panels can be used most effectively.
Ms. Phipps provided background information about CERES-a NASA research program that
collects information on Earth's atmosphere, biosphere, cryosphere, oceans, and land
surface via satellites. She discussed the "Solar Cell Energy Availability from Around
the Country" lesson, which allows students to analyze CERES data to solve a real-world
problem. Seminar participants learned how the activity connects to the Next Generation
Science Standards (NGSS) and had the opportunity to try out the website
that students would use for the lesson.
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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 absolutely love learning via webinars. I think this would be a great addition
to data from our 8 solar panels at my school.”
- “I learned how to use and get my students excited about analyzing large amounts
of useful data into micro sets.”
Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions,
and a job well done!
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