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Home School WebChats - Hosted by Gayle Remisch

November 6, 1996


Gayle -Hs'ing Chat Host-: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 10:49AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
Hi there, about 13 min to PTK hs'ing chat.

Provisoeast: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 10:50AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
hello 

Provisoeast: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 10:52AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
how far are you along on the P.E.T. Project 

Provisoeast: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 10:54AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
are you still there 

Gayle -Hs'ing Chat Host-: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 10:54AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
Hi Proviso east, yes I'm here

Provisoeast: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 10:56AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
To anybody, how far have you gotten on the P.E.T. Project??? 

Gayle -Hs'ing Chat Host-: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 10:58AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
Myself, my kids are just beginning to talk about tools and things. We had
someone from the University of Western Ontario Science program called Let's
talk Science in this morning doing a thing on magnets since we learned about
the compass points and poles last spring in the weather activity for LFHST they
wanted to know if our magnets would still be magnetic on Mars? Interesting
question. Considering the oldest one I have will only be 5 in January, she was a
little surprised at the question.

Gayle -Hs'ing Chat Host-: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 10:59AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
Others are just doing overview work and the PET is still a little way off for
them. We're still in the introduction stage in my locale.

Provisoeast: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:00AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
what is your name, and what school are you from? 

Provisoeast: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:04AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
we are students from Maywood,Il,USA 

Provisoeast: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:05AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
We were wondering if you have any ideas for a P.E.T. project.

Provisoeast: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:07AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
Bye for now.

Gayle -Hs'ing Chat Host-: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:09AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
Provisoeast, We are homeschoolers who are involved with the PTK programs
or interested in finding our more information about them.

Gayle -Hs'ing Chat Host-: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:10AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
My kids are doing K-2+ things but are not that age yet.

Don (TX Homeschool): . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:11AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
Hi Gayle, I was just reading back a bit. That was a very interesting question for
them to ask. How are you coming on putting your MTO materials together?

Gayle -Hs'ing Chat Host-: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:15AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
Hi Don, I've been trying to simplify the activities into their fundamental basics
so the kids can grasp the concept of other planets let alone the one we're on.

Proviso East: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:17AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
We are seniors in high school and would like to know how far along any other
high schools have come along with their P.E.T. projects. 

Gayle -Hs'ing Chat Host-: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:17AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
Also using the mars Navigator CD from JPL and Georgia Tech, The Magic
School Bus Explores the Solar System, and the local environment of the
Conservation Area Pond we live near are grond level things.

Gayle -Hs'ing Chat Host-: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:19AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
Proviso East, You might be find some other High school students here but they
might be Homeschooled Highschool kids since this is the official PTK hs'er
chat time. It would be interesting to share what you've been doing. How are
you approaching it?

Gayle -Hs'ing Chat Host-: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:20AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
Don, that of course, should have been ground level things. and may even have
been an attempt at a pun with regard to the PET thing.

anonymous: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:23AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
Gayle, how is the mars Navigator CD? As for me, I finally was able to present
the MTO project to members of our support group last night. It was very well
received by those that attended. I am concerned about scaring the others away. I
don't know your reason for h/s'ing, but our groups members are primarily
religious. I suspect that there is some concern of the evolution content. Any
thoughts?

Don (TX Homeschool): . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:24AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
oops, I lost my handle. Now it's back. That previous anonymous was me.

Gayle -Hs'ing Chat Host-: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:28AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
You're right about the scaring off part. I found that in some cases I was
spending more time explaining that the programs were presented in the non
judgemental format and offered the opportunity for participants to make their
own conclusions than trying to convert them to evolutionists.

Gayle -Hs'ing Chat Host-: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:32AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
It must be handled carefully or they just tune out and change the subject,
ignoring it completely or just bluntly saying they're not interested. If we are
respectfull of the different views then it gives more of an opportunity for them
to see for themselves that this is not a set of programs with a preconceived plan
to prove either point but to explore and learn all that we can unbiasly.

Don (TX Homeschool): . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:32AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
For those that attended I think that they were very excited. I expect/hope that
they will be sharing their excitement with the others. I was trying to focus
primarily on the MTO activities but also present the "high $" items (PET and
Red Rover). They were interested in everything. What impressed them most
was 1) that it could involve the entire family and 2) it was "real science".

Don (TX Homeschool): . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:36AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
By the way, have you heard any word on todays launch. I haven't had a chance
(still at work) to start exploring NASA's webpages. Do you know of any good
links concerning todays launch?

Gayle -Hs'ing Chat Host-: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:39AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
Sounds great, congratulations! I have been having similar touchy verbal
encounters with people regarding these programs and the relationship to many
new initiatives which are developing to assist families take the responsibility of
their childrens education and be actively involved in what their children learn.
Check out http://www.sepschool.org I'd like your oppinion on this.

Don (TX Homeschool): . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:39AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
I am still waiting to hear your comments on the CD. I don't have it. If it's the
one I am thinking of the price scared me away. 

Gayle -Hs'ing Chat Host-: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:41AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
part of the reason I've been delayed here and there is the fact that I've been
bouncing between the e-mail and a live camera update site at:
http://www.ksc.nasa.gov/payloads/missions/mgs/video.html

Wulf: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:43AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
testing

Don (TX Homeschool): . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:44AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
I just briefly stopped in at the website you mentioned. I like the play of words
on their title. I'll get back with you when I have more of a chance to go through
it.

Gayle -Hs'ing Chat Host-: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:45AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
The Mars Navigator CD was the one that was offered free to teachers from the
Conference in July. I got an email about it and requested one and it was sent
gratis. It's fabulous, jam packed with everything you can think of or might need
to explain and demonstrate things. THe best part of it I believe is that instead of
tons of boring text answers to questions there are video clips of actual experts
answering the questions and diagrams to help illustrate the point. I'll try and dig
up the e-mail address for you to get it. Also It's kind of a puzzle. See how
many spelling errors you can catch , I'm joking there are a few but they're not a
real problem just typos.

Wulf: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:45AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
Don, today's launch was scrubbed due to weather conditions. you can read
about it at www.nasa.gov I believe they intend to launch tommorrow.

Gayle -Hs'ing Chat Host-: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:46AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
Welcome Wulf!

Wulf: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:46AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
Thanx Gayle! Are we on any particular topic?

Gayle -Hs'ing Chat Host-: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:47AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
Thanks for that news Wulf, I hadn't heard that.

Don (TX Homeschool): . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:47AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
Thanks for the link. So, weather got in the way of the launch today.

Wulf: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:48AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
Gayle, Apparently there were two launch windows today, and both had weather
problems. There should be two more windows tommorrow.

Wulf: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:48AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
Doesn't it always? I think the weather is one of the leading reasons NASA
doesn't get coverage of launches. What network wants "unguaranteed" news?

Gayle -Hs'ing Chat Host-: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:48AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
http://mgs-www.jpl.nasa.gov/ Has the info on the scrubbed launch.

Wulf: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:49AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
After all, they can get a "down to the minute" time for a US invasion of another
country. ;)

Don (TX Homeschool): . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:50AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
Thanks Wulf, apparently the next opportunity is tomorrow at 12:00:50 EST.

Gayle -Hs'ing Chat Host-: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:50AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
Wulf, the topic is basically any homeschoolers or people who are involved with
the PTK programs who educate their children based out of their homes.

Don (TX Homeschool): . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:52AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
Wulf, I haven't "met" you before. Do(are) you homeschool(ed)? If so, what
ages?

Gayle -Hs'ing Chat Host-: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:52AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
I am a homeschooler - I help my guide my children in learning more than
teaching them.

Don (TX Homeschool): . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:55AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
I guess that on my previous message, I should have gone on to say that we
homeschool our two children (ages 7 and 8).

Gayle -Hs'ing Chat Host-: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:55AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
My kids are only 4 1/2 but I have my nephew who is 13 and is homeschooled
and also my sister-in-Law homeschools as well and she has 2 kids, 4 and 7 yrs.
I started a group called L.E.A.P. London Educational Alternative Program, we
are located in London, Ontario Canada and we are an interactive support and
activity program for home based educating families.

Wulf: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:56AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
Gayle, Well, I'm a bit out of that particular topic. I'm a college student at
Georgia Tech, so not in the education loop...

Don (TX Homeschool): . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:58AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
Getting back to the meeting I had with the other h/s'ers last night. Regarding the
PET and Red Rover, we did discuss some other less expensive ways of
implementing them. For PET, we may lower the "$200 limit". For Red Rover,
we may scale it down to be remote control but within two rooms of a building
or two families homes.

Wulf: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 11:59AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
Don, sorry, I just "happened" across this site on WWW exploration. It sounds
like I may be in the wrong place...

Gayle -Hs'ing Chat Host-: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 12:01AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
Wulf, I don't think you're out of the Ed-Loop at all, I believe Learning is like
breathing, we do it all the time whether we know it or not. So if you're
breathing, you're in the loop. BTW are you at all involved with the Mars
Navigator CD that was Produced by the Georgia Tech Aerospace Eng.
Multimedia Lab? 

Don (TX Homeschool): . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 12:01AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
Wulf, no need to appologize. By the way, I couldn't help but notice that your
still in the "education loop" if your a college student.

Gayle -Hs'ing Chat Host-: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 12:02AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
Well, Wulf, I guess your last post answered my question.

Wulf: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 12:03AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
Gayle, no, I wasn't involved in that project. For me the "space" arena has
always been an interest, but never pursued enough to achieve significant
involvement. I attended Space Academy when I was younger, and I still follow
and support NASA activities when I have time.

Don (TX Homeschool): . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 12:03AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
Well, I think that I am going to have to get back to work now. Gayle, I will get
back with you on that website. Take care and maybe I'll "see" you tomorrow on
the next chat.

Wulf: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 12:04AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
Don... So long. Have a nice day.

Don (TX Homeschool): . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 12:04AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
Bye all.

Williamsburg: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 12:10AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
Does anyone know where we can read an archive of yesterdays chat with Bob
Haerle

Gayle -Hs'ing Chat Host-: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 12:10AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
Bye and thanks for coming!, see you next time ;D

Gayle -Hs'ing Chat Host-: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 12:11AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
Have you checked the MTO website?

Williamsburg: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 12:12AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
Yes, but we cant seem to locate it. Some kids posted some questions and they
were hoping to see if they were answered. Any idea where on the MTO page it
might be?

Gayle -Hs'ing Chat Host-: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 12:14AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
I expect it will be here:
http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/mars/events/webchats/experts.html pretty soon.

Gayle -Hs'ing Chat Host-: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 12:18AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
I just e-mailed Marc to find out, but also if you go to the site where it was you
should be able to scroll back to the chat and read it off.

Gayle -Hs'ing Chat Host-: . . . . Wed, Nov 6, 12:33AM PDT (-0800 GMT)
I'm off now, adios
 
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