Category: Poster

30 - Force and Motion

Saturday, Nov 11
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

The primary learning outcomes of this session are that participants (a) increase understanding of and comfort with the nature of science and the scientific process through the context of an interesting real-world scientific interactive hands-on lesson; (b) zoom in on Newton's Laws through the force and motion of Hot Wheels cars; and (c) examine NASA teacher websites.

Denise A. Zigler

Gifted Educator/NASA Solar Ambassador Master Teacher, Tennessee
Metropolitan Nashville public Schools
Murfreesboro, Tennessee


As a teacher, I have served gifted and talented students for 20 plus years/25 years plus in the field of educational instruction. I have taught for NASA-SEMAA, at Tennessee State University. In January, 2010, I was named the NASA Solar System Educator for the state of Tennessee, now NASA Solar System Ambassador Master Teacher, Tennessee. I have had the privilege of presenting NASA education to teachers in Tennessee, North Carolina and Kentucky and in August, 2013 at the Biennial World Council for Gifted and Talented Children.
I received my Masters in Education, Administration and Supervision from Middle Tennessee State University, August 11, 2012. I received my Bachelor's Degree from Wayland Baptist College, June, 1978.
I have served as the MTSU (Middle Tennessee State University) Coordinator, Practicum Experiences in Gifted Education. Presently, I serve as the vice-president (middle) of TAG (Tennessee Association for the Gifted) and chaired the 2010 TAG (Tennessee Association for the Gifted) conference
I have three boys ages 30, 25 and 19, one grandson, one granddaughter and one grandchild on the way.