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LIVE INTERACTIVE LEARNING @ YOUR DESKTOP

NASA, WGBH: Designed to Inspire:

On the Moon

Presented by: Kristy Hill, Natalie Hebshie, Susan Buckey and Thea Sahr

Thursday, June 4, 2009


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On the Moon Web Seminar

NASA and Design Squad:

Team up to inspire a new generation of engineers


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Introductions

Kristy Hill (NASA)

Susan Buckey (WGBH)

Thea Sahr (WGBH)

Natalie Hebshie (WGBH)


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POLL QUESTION

  • Tell us about you!

  • Which of the following is your

  • primary subject area?

    • A. Earth/Space Science

    • B. Biology/Life Science

    • C. Physical Science/Technology

    • D. Integrated/General


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POLL QUESTION

Do you use engineering activities in your classroom?

A. Not at all

B. A little bit

C. Regularly


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AGENDA

  • NASA, Design Squad, and the Partnership

  • The On The Moon Guide

  • Engineering and the Design Process in the Classroom

  • Talking to Kids about Engineering

  • More Resources from Design Squad & NASA

  • Q & A, Next steps


Nasa and design squad

NASAand Design Squad


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THE PARTNERSHIP

  • NASA and Design Squad partner to:

    • support kids hands-on learning of engineering

    • inspire the next generation of engineers

    • improve the public image of engineering

    • deliver hands-on activity resources to educators

    • offer online training on the design process to educators


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NASA

• NASA explores questions like:

What’s out there?

How do we get there?

What will we find?

How will what we learn improve life on

Earth?

• Employs over 90,000 engineers

• Goal for 2020: Return to the moon and build a lunar outpost for astronauts


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NASA’s LRO Mission

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)

• unmanned spacecraft

• select safe landing sites

• study radiation levels on the moon

• identify lunar resources to support life and the building of the outpost


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NASA’s LCROSS Mission

Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS)

• search for ice and minerals to support life on the moon

• look in shadowed craters near moon’s poles

• hurl 2 sections at the moon and the Hubble telescope will analyze dust plume


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POLL QUESTION

Are you familiar with Design Squad?

A. Yes, I’ve seen the show.

B. Yes, I’ve visited the Web site.

C. Yes, I’ve seen BOTH the Web site and the show.

D. No, I know very little about Design Squad.


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DESIGN SQUAD

13 episodes  1 host  8 contestants

Two teams  One challenge

One winner  $10,000 scholarship from Intel

Web site  35 hands-on activities



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EVALUATION: SERIES

After viewing four Design Squad episodes:

  • students’ understanding of the Design Process increased.

  • their stereotypes of engineers were broken.

  • they wanted to enroll in an engineering afterschool program.

  • they understood the science content on the shows.

  • they had a better sense of teamwork.

  • AND they liked it!

Goodman Research Group, Inc. October 2007


The on the moon guide

TheOn the MoonGuide


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POLL QUESTION

Answer Yes√or NoXfrom above the participant list.

Have you seen a copy of the On the Moon Guide?


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ON THE MOON

A resource that brings NASA’s lunar missions to life - for you and your kids.

Includes:

• leader notes

• open-ended questions

• extension activities

• curriculum connections

• NASA background


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ON THE MOON

  • Activities are aligned with:

  • National Science Standards

  • International Technology Education Association (ITEA) Content Standards

  • Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Standards


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DESIGN PROCESS

Every aspect of Design Squad reinforces the design process.

Use it with kids to:

• expand their thinking

• become more innovative

• learn from their mistakes


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DESIGN PROCESS

  • How design challenges enhance student learning:

    • Give hands-on applications of science concepts

    • Develop an experiential basis for classroom learning

    • Integrate a wide variety of curricular topics

    • Promote interdisciplinary thinking

    • Put science concepts in a relevant context


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POLL QUESTION

Have you taught the Design Process to your students?

A. Not at all

B. A little bit

C. Regularly


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LAUNCH IT grades 3-8

Challenge

Design a rocket that can consistently hit a target.

Build

Create basic rocket.

Add balloon launcher.

Test

Launch your rocket.

Redesign

Does it launch on command?

Could it be more reliable?


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TOUCHDOWN grades 3-8

Challenge

Design and build a system that will protect two “astronauts” when they land.

Build

Build shock-absorbers that will protect them upon impact.

Test

Use it repeatedly.

Redesign

What changes did you make? What did you learn from others?


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ROVING ON THE MOON

grades 6-12

Challenge

Design and build an ATV that can handle the moon’s rugged terrain!

Build

Build the rover so that it is powered by the band and rolls with square wheels.

Test

Does it work consistently?

Redesign

Do the wheels turn freely? Does it travel in a straight line?


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HEAVY LIFTING grades 6-12

Challenge

Design and build a crane and see how heavy a load it can lift

Build

Build an arm and reel that can lift a cup attached by a hook.

Test

Try it with increasingly heavy loads.

Redesign

Is the arm attached securely to the base?Does the take up reel work consistently?


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ON TARGET grades 6-12

Challenge

Modify a paper cup so it can zip down a line and drop a marble onto a target.

Build

Build a zip line and a system to drop the marble on a specific target.

Test

Does it work consistently?

Redesign

Does the cup move smoothly on the line?Does the marble release when you want it to?


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FEEL THE HEAT grades 9-12

Challenge

Design and build a solar hot water heater

Build

Build a system that will heat water flowing slowly through a tube.

Test

Take temperature measurements before and after you test.

Redesign

What changes could you make to heat the water more? Is the water flowing too quickly?


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ON THE MOON

www.nasa.gov/education/moonguide

or

pbs.org/designsquad/parentseducators


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QUESTION

Which activities are you most likely to integrate into your curriculum?


Talking to kids about engineering

Talking to Kids About Engineering


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TALKING ABOUT

ENGINEERING WITH KIDS

• Highschoolers have no idea what they do.

• Think they work alone in a cube all day doing math problems


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WHAT’S AN ENGINEER?

Engineers dream up creative, practical solutions and work with other smart, inspiring people to invent, design, and create things that matter. They are changing the world all the time.


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WHAT DO ENGINEERS

DO AT WORK?

  • Think creatively.

  • Work with great people.

  • Explore possibilities.

  • Change the world and make a difference.



Let s pause for questions

Let’s Pause for Questions


More resources from design squad and nasa

More Resources from Design Squadand NASA


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FREE RESOURCES

Educator’s Guide

4 Units, 10 Activities (Classroom)

Event Guide

5 Activities (Events)

Activity Guide

5 Activities

(Classroom or Events)

Invent It, Build It - NEW!

In English and Spanish

6 Activities

(Classroom or Events)


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RESOURCES

  • 10 Activities

  • 4 Units

  • Leader Notes

  • Reproducible Handouts

  • Linked to ITEA Standards


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RECOMMENDED

ACTIVITY


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EVALUATION:

EDUCATOR’S GUIDE

After using the Educator’s Guide:

  • program leaders found it useful and wanted to use it again.

  • they felt more comfortable talking about engineering.

  • they developed a better understanding of the Design Process.

  • students’ understanding of engineering and science concepts improved.

  • AND students liked the engineering activities!

Goodman Research Group, Inc. October 2007


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RESOURCES

  • 5 Activities

  • Suggestions for running an event

  • Reproducible handouts

  • Tip sheet for volunteers

  • Reproducible signs on Web site

  • Linked to ITEA Standards


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RECOMMENDED

ACTIVITY


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RESOURCES

  • 5 Activities

  • Leader Notes

  • Reproducible Handouts

  • Linked to ITEA Standards


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RECOMMENDED

ACTIVITY


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RESOURCES

  • 5 Activities for kids ages 9-12

  • Leader Notes

  • Reproducible Handouts

  • Linked to ITEA Standards

  • Available in English and Spanish


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RECOMMENDED

ACTIVITY


Let s pause for questions1

Let’s Pause for Questions


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DESIGN SQUAD WEB TOUR

pbs.org/designsquad


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Coming June 2009!

  • Online Training

  • from NASA

  • and Design Squad

  • Learn how to integrate the design process into the projects you do with kids with this online training

  • Experience the design process in action.

  • Watch an activity, from start to finish.


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Coming Fall 2009!

Teacher’s Guide

  • • For middle school science & technology teachers

  • • 3 units focused on physical

  • sciences:

    • Electricity

    • Sound

    • Newton’s Laws & Buoyancy

  • • Linked to National Standards


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POLL QUESTION

How familiar are you with the NASA Educator’s Web site?

A. I know it like the back of my hand.

B. I know where to look for what I need.

C. I’m still learning about the site.

D. I don’t know it well at all.


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NASA WEB TOUR

http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/index.html


Q and a next steps

Q and ANext Steps


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GET YOUR FREE GUIDES

Go Online:

• www.nasa.gov/education/moonguide

• pbs.org/designsquad/parentseducators

Request FREE Print Copies:

E-mail designsquad_feedback@wgbh.org

and include:

• a list of guides you would like to receive

• your mailing address (work or home)


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KEEP IN TOUCH!

Thank you!

Susan Buckey

Outreach Project Director

Susan.Buckey@wgbh.org

Kristy Hill

Education Specialist, NASA

Kristy.Hill@nasa.gov




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National Science Teachers Association

Dr. Francis Q. Eberle, Executive Director

Zipporah Miller, Associate Executive Director Conferences and Programs

Al Byers, Assistant Executive Director e-Learning

NSTA Web Seminars

Paul Tingler, Director

Jeff Layman, Technical Coordinator

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