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NES Professional Development Web Seminars This Week

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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 two 90-minute live professional development Web seminars for educators this week.

Engineering Design Challenge: Water Filtration Web Seminar

On May 15, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. EDT, background information about water recycling on the International Space Station will be provided. Then, see how you can incorporate the information into an exciting hands-on, inquiry-based challenge requiring students to solve a problem. You will watch a video showing students engaged in the challenge and discuss possible modifications to the challenge to adapt it for different students and classroom situations.

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

Engineering Design Challenge: Thermal Protection System Web Seminar

On May 16, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. EDT, you can 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. In this activity, students are challenged to design a thermal protection system and test it using a propane torch.

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

This is the last time these seminars will be offered during the current school year.

Professional Development Web Seminar: Engineering Design Challenge: Thermal Protection System

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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 28, 2013 at 6:30 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. In this activity, students are challenged to design a thermal protection system and test it using a propane torch.

This is the last time, during the current school year, this seminar will be offered.

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

Web Seminar for Educators: Engineering Design Challenge: Thermal Protection System

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Professional Development Web Seminar

NASA Explorer Schools and the National Science Teacher Association are hosting a 90-minute live professional development Web seminar for educators on Dec. 6, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. EST. Learn about the science of heat transfer and heat dissipation related to NASA vehicles, and receive an introduction to the associated NES lesson, Engineering Design Challenge, Thermal Protection System. In this activity, students are challenged to design a thermal protection system and test it using a propane torch.

For more information and to register online, visit http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/symposia_seminars/NES3/webseminar16.aspx.

Link to the NES Virtual Campus home page.

NES Events Next Week (May 14 – May 18)

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Professional development opportunity for teachers

Professional DevelopmentChemistry 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.


Video chat for students

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 opportunity for teachers

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
NASA Now – Microgravity Research
May 16
Nancy 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 opportunity for teachers
May 16, 8 p.m. EDT
Discover 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.

Video chat for students


May 18, 1 – 2 p.m. EDT
C.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.


NES Engineering Design Challenge Brings Rigor and Relevance to Classroom

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NASA Explorer Schools educator Kaci Heins from Northland Preparatory Academy had seen the Engineering Design Challenge: Thermal Protection System demonstrated but did not have the lesson plans. However, this year she saw the module for the Thermal Protection Systems in the NASA Explorer Schools lesson library. She was thrilled because she had to teach thermal energy to her students as part of the new sixth-grade science curriculum. She knew this would be the perfect investigation to incorporate rigor and relevance into this unit.

Take time to read the NEON forum post <http://neon.intronetworks.com/#Forum/forum/2/1335/267/1407> to learn how Kaci used this lesson and see how you too can use it in your classroom.

Engineering Design Challenge: Thermal Protection System Web Seminar For Teachers

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As part of a series ofelectronic professional development experiences for educators, the NASAExplorer Schools project and the National Science Teacher Association arehosting a 90-minute live professional development Web seminar for educators on Sept. 28, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. EDT. Learnabout the science of heat transfer and heat dissipation related to NASAvehicles, and then be introduced to the engineering design challenge, ThermalProtection System where students design a thermal protection system and test itover a propane torch.


Register for the seminar through the NSTA Learning Center.

If you have questions about this, or any other NES Professional Development Seminar, contact the NES Help Desk.

To see other professional development web seminars check out the NES professional development schedule.