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Electrolysis of Water: Math and Science @ Work – A Breath of Fresh Air

This web seminar took place on February 6, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern standard time. The presenter was Richard Chapleau, NASA Education Professional Development Specialist at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center. In this program Dr. Chapleau introduced a lesson that engages high school chemistry students in a lab activity exploring electrolysis of water.

Dr. Chapleau shared background information about the air and water recycling processes on board the International Space Station and linked those systems to water treatment systems on Earth. He shared a lesson that gives high school students a chance to experiment with these concepts and gain a better understanding of electrolysis. Web seminar participants watched videos showing students taking part in the activity. They also learned about the required equipment and discussed strategies for classroom implementation.

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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:

  • "Outstanding. The variety of presentation methods kept the interest level high."
  • "This web seminar was very interactive. It was great to hear lots of different perspectives."

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

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