Professional Development – Chemistry of Water: Mars Exploration — Is There Water on Mars?
May 14, 6:30 p.m. EDT
Learn to use an inquiry-based lesson about how atmospheric pressure and vapor pressure affect the boiling point of water. See why water’s boiling point is pressure-dependent, rather than temperature-dependent. Then, by extension, you will deduce if there could be liquid water on Mars.
Live Video Chat – Astronaut Greg Johnson — Living and Working in Space
May 15, noon – 1 p.m. EDT
Opportunity for students in grades 4-12 to ask astronaut Greg Johnson questions during a live video chat about his education, astronaut training and experiences while living and working in space.
Professional Development – Engineering Design Challenge: Thermal Protection System
May 15, 8:15 p.m. EDT
Learn about the science of heat transfer and heat dissipation related to NASA vehicles, and receive an introduction to the associated engineering design challenge, Thermal Protection System.
NASA Now – Microgravity ResearchMay 16Nancy Hall, a research scientist at NASA Glenn Research Center, discusses different ways matter acts in the gravity on Earth and in microgravity and how she uses a drop tower for testing.
Professional Development – Linear Regression: Exploring Space Through Math – Space Shuttle AscentMay 16, 8 p.m. EDTDiscover how you can use the Space Shuttle Ascent activity to construct a knowledge bridge for your students between the algebra concepts they learn in your classroom and space exploration.
Live Video Chat– R2 Technology Lends a Helping HandMay 18, 1 – 2 p.m. EDTC.J. Kanelakos, a mechanical design engineer on the Robonaut 2 project will answer student questions about Robonaut 2, or R2. Join the video chat for an opportunity to ask CJ about her career path, how she became interested in technology and any questions you may have about engineering at NASA!Link to the NES Virtual Campus home page.
Link to the NES Virtual Campus home page.