Free Education Webinar Series from NASA's Aerospace Education Services Project

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

image The Aerospace Education Services Project is presenting a series of free webinars throughout November 2012. All webinars can be accessed online. Join aerospace education specialists to learn about activities, lesson plans, educator guides and resources to bring NASA into your classroom.

Amusement Park Physics (Grades 6-12)
Nov. 5, 2012, 7 - 8 p.m. EST
Aerospace education specialist John Weis will provide participants with an introduction to the "Amusement Park Physics With a NASA Twist" educator guide and classroom activities. These activities cover multiple physics concepts including energy, describing motion, collisions and simple harmonic motion.

Sun, Earth and Moon Relationships: Anatomy of an Eclipse (Grades 2-8)
Nov. 7, 2012, 4 - 5 p.m. EST
For centuries people have been amazed by the spectacle created by lunar and solar eclipses. On Nov. 13, 2012, a total solar eclipse will occur in the South Pacific. Join aerospace education specialist Rick Varner for a free webcast to learn about eclipse-related NASA resources. Varner will also share a simple activity to simulate eclipses in the classroom.

Train Like an Astronaut (Grades 1-12)
Nov. 14, 2012, 2 - 3 p.m. EST
Aerospace education specialist Lester Morales will discuss the "Train Like an Astronaut" education materials. These activities use a physical and inquiry-based approach to human health and fitness on Earth and in space. Activities are modeled after the real-life training that astronauts do to prepare for exploring space. This webinar is part of the Department of Education's Green Strides webinar series.

Here an Earth, There an Earth, Everywhere an Earth: The Kepler Telescope Search for Habitable Planets Beyond Our Solar System (Grades 5-12)
Nov. 15, 2012, 5 - 6 p.m. EST
Aerospace education specialist Steve Culivan will discuss NASA's Kepler telescope and its search for Earth-like planets orbiting other stars. Participants will learn how to use Johannes Kepler's Third Law and actual Kepler telescope data to construct graphs to record and interpret data that determine if a planet orbiting a star in another solar system is a possible candidate to support life.

Robotics on a Budget (Grades 5-12)
Nov. 28, 2012, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. EST
Aerospace education specialist Steve Culivan will explore how to use robotics to enhance your students' understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. Participants will also learn about NASA STEM robotics missions, curriculum and activities that are available.

For more information about these webinars, and to see a full list of webinars taking place through December 2012, visit

Questions about this series of webinars should be directed to Katie Hayden at

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