Force and Motion: Stop Faking It!
This Web Seminar took place on December 11, 2008, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern
Time. Presenting was Dr. Bill Robertson, NSTA Press Author of the popular series
Stop Faking It! Understanding Science So You Can Teach It. In this Seminar
Dr. Robertson focus the discussion on concepts from his book Force and Motion.
This is the first, of two, Web Seminars scheduled as a follow-up to the Force and
Motion: Stop Faking It! Symposium that took place at the NSTA Area Conference
on Science Education in Portland, OR. In this program Dr. Robertson talked about
speed, velocity, inertia, acceleration, Newton’s Second law, mass, and weight. He
used several science simulations available in the NSTA Force and Motion SciGuide
to help illustrate the concepts.
Sixty (67) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to the
presenter and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of Arizona,
California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky,
Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey,
New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee,
Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. Four participants attended the Web Seminar
from countries outside the United Stares: Guatemala, Romania, Canada, and Brazil.
Seminar participants received a one year subscription to one of NSTA’s SciGuide
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 have really enjoyed his books (Robertson’s) so it was a great opportunity
to listen to his presentation. Really enjoyed the science objects he used.”
- “I am teaching Physical Science for the first time this spring. I can't wait
to use some of these Science Objects!”
- “We are a home schooling family with different aged children and are always
interested in different approaches to explaining how things work. I will be able
to use many of the explanations.”
- “We are always pleased with the web seminars. They are very valuable and easily
accessible PD opportunities for our 4th and 5th grade teachers.”
Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!
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