Web-Based Seminars Announced to Support the 2008 Young Scientist Challenge

NASA is pleased to announce that Discovery Communications and 3M are launching a series of Web-based seminars to encourage and support participation by teachers and students in the 2008 Discovery Education/3M Young Scientist Challenge, hosted by NASA. Any teacher or student from anywhere in the world can log onto these free webinars.

There will be two sets of webinars, one for students and one for educators. The student webinars will cover the basics of creating and uploading videos for the challenge. Students will learn how to create videos from cell phones, cameras or webcams. They will learn to edit with or without computers. Most importantly, they will learn that enthusiasm, problem-solving and communication skills are key to winning the Challenge.

The webinars focused on teachers will give an overview of the same skill sets as the student webinars, but the teachers will also be given an overview of the student competition. With this information, teachers can encourage students to enter. The teacher webinars, like the Challenge, will be exclusively for the teachers in the Discovery Educator Network.  ( Becoming a member is easy and registration is free. To become a member, visit http://community.discoveryeducation.com/about/become_discovery_educator )

Webinars (Student Target Audience)
April 21, Monday, 1 p.m. CDT (2 p.m. EDT)
April 22, Tuesday, noon CDT (1 p.m. EDT)
April 23, Wednesday, 2 p.m. CDT (3 p.m. EDT)

Webinars (DEN Teacher Audience)
April 23, Wednesday, 5 p.m. CDT (6 p.m. EDT)
April 30, Wednesday, 7 p.m. CDT (8 p.m. EDT)
May 6, Tuesday, 5 p.m. CDT (6 EDT)

To register for the any of these free webinars, visit https://discoveryed.webex.com/mw0305l/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=discoveryed&service=6

For more information about the Young Scientist Challenge, visit http://www.discoveryeducation.com/youngscientist
Questions about the competition may be sent to YSC@discovery.com

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