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NES Web Seminars for the Week of Feb. 24

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NES Web Seminar — Properties of Living Things: Searching for Life on Mars
Audience: 6-8 and Informal Educators
Event Date: Feb. 24, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. EST
For more information and to register online, visit http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/symposia_seminars/NES4/webseminar26.aspx

NES Web Seminar — Engineering Design Challenge: Spacecraft Structures
Audience: 6-8 and Informal Educators
Event Date: Feb 26, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. EST
For more information and to register online, visit http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/symposia_seminars/NES4/webseminar11.aspx

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.

Professional Development Web Seminar: Engineering Design Challenge — Spacecraft Structures

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Professional Development Web Seminar

As part of a series of electronic professional development experiences for educators, the NASA Explorer Schools project and the National Science Teachers Association are hosting a 90-minute live professional development Web seminar for educators on March 20, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. EDT. Learn how to incorporate the excitement of rocketry into your classroom during this Web seminar and receive an overview of the student engineering design challenge, Spacecraft Structures, where students design and construct a strong, but lightweight, structure that can withstand the launch of a water bottle “rocket.”


This is the final offering of this Web seminar during the current school year.


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


Professional Development Web Seminar: Engineering Design Challenge — Spacecraft Structures

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Professional Development Web Seminar

As part of a series of electronic professional development experiences for educators, the NASA Explorer Schools project and the National Science Teachers Association are hosting a 90-minute live professional development Web seminar for educators on Nov. 14, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. EST. Learn how to incorporate the excitement of rocketry into your classroom during this Web seminar and receive an overview of the student engineering design challenge, Spacecraft Structures, where students design and construct a strong, but lightweight, structure that can withstand the launch of a water bottle “rocket.”

This Web seminar will be repeated on Mar. 20, 2013.

For more information and to register online, visit http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/symposia_seminars/NES3/webseminar14.aspx.

NASA Now: Forces and Motion —

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NASA Now logoDr. Richard Boitnott, lead test engineer at the Landing and Impact Research Facility at NASA’s Langley Research Center, has the kind of job almost any student would love — he gets to crash things and see what happens. In this program, Boitnott show you some of the crucial tests he conducts and explains how he uses technology to collect data.


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NASA Now: Rocket Engineering

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Teachers – get ready for the May 4 episode of NASA Now. Mike Schoenfeld, aerospace engineer at Marshall Space Flight Center discusses his research of fission systems for space power & propulsion. 


Watch a preview of the program below.

Link to the NES Virtual Campus home page.


NASA Now Minute: Rocket Engineering