NASA 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.
Link to the NES Virtual Campus participant’s home page.