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 Designed to Inspire: On the Moon

This Web Seminar took place on June 4, 2009, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Presenting was Susan Buckey, Natalie Hebshie, Kristy Hill, and Thea Sahr from WGBH and NASA. The presentation group focused their information on the Design Squad PBS Series and highlighted their On the Moon activity guide.

In this program Susan Buckey, Natalie Hebshie, Kristy Hill, and Thea Sahr talked about how Design Squad encourages aspiring engineers and shares engineering activities that can be used in the science classroom. They focused the presentation of activities around those provided in the free On the Moon guide. They also gave a web tour of additional resources that can be found on the Design Squad website as well as the NASA web site for educators.

One hundred and twenty-four (124) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to the presenters and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. Four participants attended the Web Seminar from countries outside the United States: Columbia, Costa Rica and Romania.

Seminar participants received a one year subscription to one of NSTA’s SciGuides and a certificate of attendance was deposited into their My Transcript 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:

  • “We have been developing our summer program for astronomy and I had this in the queue. Having the presentation really helped seal the deal.”

  • “It will fit in perfectly with my state standards that I have to teach for science.”

  • “The overview of the available lessons was exciting and gave me confidence to take this on for certain.”

  • “I will be able to use the lessons for all of my students, from gifted to resource.”

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


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