ISS - Off the Earth For the Earth: Mass vs. Weight
Thursday 12/17/2015
6:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades 5-8

The NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.

"Mass" and "weight" have very different meanings and often incorrectly used. This webinar will explore mass and weight utilizing NASA curriculum which integrates education video filmed on-board the International Space Station (ISS) by the astronauts. Newton’s Laws of Motion, NASA online resources, STEM inquiry activities and the NGSS will also be also be explored in this “heavy-duty" online program.

Steve Culivan is the NASA STEM Education Professional Development Collaborative Specialist at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Mr. Culivan develops and provides NASA STEM online and face-to-face professional development programs for in-service, pre-service and informal educators. Mr. Culivan was the Principal Investigator for two International Space Station (ISS) in-flight education demonstrations. He additionally developed and co-developed several NASA curriculum products. Prior to his current twenty-seven year career with NASA Education, Mr. Culivan taught middle school Earth and Space Science, life science, English, art and coached several sports in his hometown of Baton Rouge, LA. He holds a current Louisiana teaching certificate in science and English. Mr. Culivan received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Louisiana Tech University and a Masters of Science degree in Education from Oklahoma State University.