Join NASA, NSTA and WGBH for a free Web seminar that will put science concepts into context with resources from NASA and PBS’ Design Squad. The Web seminar will take place on June 4, 2009, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EDT.
Learn how six engineering activities from the “On the Moon” guide can help your students apply physical and Earth/space science concepts learned in class. Concepts like the moon, force, energy, simple machines, Newton’s Laws, EM-spectrum measurement, and technology related to living and working on the moon will be addressed. The fun, open-ended challenges not only put science concepts in a meaningful context, but they show students that the design process is a powerful way to develop solutions for problems.
Finally, see how easy it is to incorporate the activities into your curriculum. Each activity connects with topics taught in the Grades 3–12 curricula; maps to education standards; uses low- cost, readily available materials; takes one class period; and is easy to set up. Students have never had so much fun meeting a host of science, math and technology standards, all while putting what they know into practice by tackling engineering challenges.
To learn more and to register online, visit http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/symposia_seminars/WGBH/Webseminar.aspx .