Lunar Nautics — NES Professional Development Seminar on July 21

Cover of Lunar Nautics educator guideNASA Explorer Schools is kicking off the 2011-2012 school year with the very first electronic professional development Web seminar — Lunar Nautics. The event takes place on July 21, 2011, at 9:30 a.m. EDT. It highlights three featured lessons from the Lunar Nautics educator guide, one of the most popular NES middle school teaching materials:
  • Rocket Staging: Balloon Staging
  • Lunar Landing: Swinging Tray
  • Lunar Base Supply: Egg Drop
These hands-on design challenges provide students in grades 5-8 with a real-world understanding of Newton’s Laws of Motion and address common misconceptions associated with these laws. 

The Lunar Nautics e-PD web seminar offers:
  • Live, interactive support from NES educator specialist Rudo Kashiri, who will give an overview of the Lunar Nautics featured lessons and answer any questions you may have.
  • Concrete implementation ideas and real-life examples of classroom use.
  • Strategies for addressing common misconceptions with Newton’s Laws of Motion and gravity.
  • Opportunities to connect and collaborate with fellow educators.
If you are not able to attend the live session, you can also access on-demand videos of Lunar Nautics on the Virtual Campus at any time.

Direct link to the Lunar Nautics registration page.

Link to information about NES e-Professional development seminars.

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  1. …not to deviate from the blog but how come the main website of NASA didn’t commemorate the 42nd anniversary of the 1st Lunar Landing? I wasn’t surprised about the media but NASA? 🙁

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