Monthly Archives: January 2014

NES Professional Development Web Seminar This Week

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Engineering Design Process: On The Moon

Date: Jan. 29, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. EST
Audience: Educators of students in grades 6-8

This 90-minute Web seminar features two activities from NASA’s On the Moon Educator Guide: “On Target” and “Feel the Heat.” In this Web seminar participants will receive an overview of both activities and learn strategies for implementing them in the classroom. In “On Target,” students design and test a method of consistently delivering a payload to a designated target. In “Feel the Heat,” students use the engineering design process to build, test and improve a solar hot water heater. Register today!

NES Professional Development Web Seminars: Week of Jan 21, 2014

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Percentage and Volume: Space Food and Nutrition — How Much is Waste?
Audience: 5-8 and Informal Educators
Event Date: Jan. 21, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. EST

NES Web Seminar — Engineering Design Challenge: Spacecraft Structures 
Audience: 6-8 and Informal Educators
Event Date: Jan. 22, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. EST

For more information and to register online, visit the NSTA Learning Center.

NASA Now: MAVEN: Exploring the Martian Atmosphere

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NASA space scientist Jared Espley talks about the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission, or MAVEN, why it’s important to study the Martian atmosphere and what we hope to learn from the mission. NASA Now Minutes are excerpts from a weekly current events program available for classroom use at the NASA Explorer Schools Virtual Campus.

The full-length classroom video will be available on the Virtual Campus beginning Jan. 22, 2014.

Here’s a sneak preview.

NES Professional Development Web Seminars: Week of Jan. 13, 2014

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Engineering Design Challenge: Lunar Plant Growth Chamber
Audience: 6-8 and Informal Educators
Event Date: Jan. 13, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. EST

Weather and Climate: Satellite Meteorology
Audience: 6-8 and Informal Educators
Event Date: Jan. 15, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. EST

Meteorology: How Clouds Form
Audience: 6-8 and Informal Educators
Event Date: Jan. 16, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. EST

For more information and to register online, visit the NSTA Learning Center.

NES Professional Development Web Seminars: Week of Jan. 6, 2014

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NES Web Seminar — Engineering Design: Forces and Motion — Balloon Aerodynamics Challenge
Audience: 6-8 and Informal Educators
Event Date: Jan. 8, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. EST

NES Web Seminar — Heat Transfer: MESSENGER — My Angle on Cooling 
Audience: 5-8 and Informal Educators
Event Date: Jan. 9, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. EST

For more information and to register online, visit the NSTA Learning Center.