Journey to M*A*R*S (Martian Advanced Resources for Survival): InSIGHT NASA's Next Mars Mission
Thursday 10/01/2015
6:30 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades K-12

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

NASA’s next mission to the red planet Mars is InSIGHT (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport). As the InSight spacecraft probes deep within the surface of the Red Planet, the story of Mars' origins will unfold -- sending real-time data back to Earth to reveal Mars' long historical record, hidden for eons under its rocky surface. In this session we will focus on some of the tools Insight will provide for the classroom, so that students can perform data analysis just as scientists do, engaging in comparative planetology across multiple themes. 

Dr. Lester Morales is the Education Professional Development Specialist at Kennedy Space Center and serves the states of GA and FL and the US territories of Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands.

Previously, Dr. Morales worked with the NASA Aerospace Education Services Project and the INSPIRE project. Dr. Morales taught middle school science, anatomy, physiology, algebra, and geometry for the Miami Dade County Public School System in Miami, FL. He holds a current Florida teaching certificate in mathematics and biology.

Dr. Morales received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Florida International University and a Medical degree from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.