NES Events Next Week


NES Video Chat: Space Shuttle Discovery Fly Out

On April 16, from 1-2:30 p.m. EDT, your students have an opportunity to interact with NASA experts who will be on hand at the Space Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to celebrate the Space Shuttle Discovery Fly Out.


NES Recognition Opportunities Overview

NASA Explorer Schools recognizes teachers, schools and students who become highly engaged with all the NES project has to offer. Highly engaged participants have the opportunity to apply for unique, expenses-paid recognition opportunities for teachers, students and schools. Attend this session on Apr. 17, from 4-5 p.m. EDT and learn how your can participate in these exciting recognition opportunities. Click on the title of this section to register.

Algebraic Equations: Calculator Controlled Robots Professional Development Web Seminar

As part of a series of electronic professional development experiences, the NASA Explorer Schools project and the National Science Teachers Association are hosting a 90-minute Web seminar on Apr. 18, 2012, at 8:15 p.m. EDT. Discover a unique way of integrating robotic technology into your algebra classes. Robotic missions engage students and provide a unique way of bringing to life the concepts you are teaching. Learn to use programmable Texas Instruments, or TI, calculators and Norland Research Robots to solve problems requiring substituting values for variables in formulas.

This seminar provides an overview of using robotics in algebra so you can make an informed decision about purchasing the robots and other equipment. You do not need to have a Norland Research Robot or programmable TI calculator to participate in this seminar, or know how to program the calculator.

For more information and to register online, click on the title of this section.

Link to the NES Virtual Campus home page.