Engineering Design: Forces and Motion: The Great Boomerang Challenge Web Seminar

Status Report From: NASA Education Office
Posted: Friday, June 21, 2013

image As part of a series of electronic professional development experiences, the NASA Explorer Schools project and the National Science Teachers Association are hosting a free 90-minute professional development Web seminar for educators on June 20, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. EDT. Learn how to incorporate the Next Generation Science Standards, High School Engineering Design Performance Expectations, into your curriculum. During the session, participants will be introduced to the Boomerang Design Challenge and learn how to incorporate this activity into science classes. The seminar also includes information about two unique extensions. In the first, students access a free computer simulation illustrating the airflow around an airfoil to determine the correct flow equation, and a second extension uses an interactive simulation to determine the airflow around various shapes of airfoils.

Due to popular demand, this Web seminar is being offered this one final time during the current school year.

For more information and to register online, visit

To learn more about the NASA Explorer Schools project, visit

Email any questions about this opportunity to the NES Help Desk at

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