This Web Seminar took place on January 15, 2009, 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 focused the discussion on concepts from his book Force and Motion.
This is the second, 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 circular orbits, frames of reference, gravitational force, and objects that orbit. He used several images from his book, Force and Motion: Stop Faking It! and a science simulation from one of the NSTA Science Objects to help illustrate the concepts.
Sixty-one (61) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to the presenter and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming.
Six participants attended the Web Seminar from countries outside the United Stares: Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Jamaica, Canada, Australia, and Indonesia. Seminar participants received a one year subscription to one of NSTA’s SciGuides for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.