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NASA: Center of Mass and Center of Pressure: Engineering a Stable Rocket Web Seminar

Status Report From: NASA Education Office
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2012

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 15, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. EDT. Learn how to incorporate rocketry into your teaching repertoire. The featured lesson is the "High-Power Paper Rockets" activity from NASA's Rockets Educator Guide. The activity addresses forces and motion, center of mass and center of pressure. This seminar provides an overview of the activity, explores the NASA connections, shares tips and tricks for implementing this lesson in the classroom and discusses possible modifications or extensions.

For more information and to register online, visit http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/symposia_seminars/NES2/webseminar16.aspx.

To learn more about the NASA Explorer Schools project, visit http://explorerschools.nasa.gov.

Email any questions about this opportunity to NASA-Explorer-Schools@mail.nasa.gov.

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