Testing Terror - Technology for Exploration - Supersonics
Tuesday 10/24/2017
6:30 pm ET (3:30 pm PT)
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 Educator Professional Development is presenting a free 60-minute webinar for educators.

This webinar will showcase the many ways NASA is advancing technology and science through supersonic flight. Sound is something most of us take for granted, and rarely do we consider the physics involved. It can come from many sources – a voice, machinery, musical instruments, computers – but all are transmitted the same way: through vibration. Participants will learn how vibrations from vocal cords react similar to the way shock waves produce a sonic boom and about recent NASA supersonic aerodynamic research projects. There are hands-on experiments and physical demonstrations that educators can use to make and share connections to this research within their classroom.

This educational activity aligns to NASA Education API 2.4.2 - Continue to support STEM educators through the delivery of NASA education content and engagement in educator professional development opportunities.


Barbara Buckner is a 20-year STEM classroom teacher with a Doctorate’s Degree in Mathematics Education from the University of Louisville.  Her research interest included the impact of technology on student achievement and teacher behavior.  Buckner recently served as a 2013-14 Einstein Fellow at the National Science Foundation Education and Human Resources Directorate under the supervision of Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy where she collaborated with colleagues on learning, learning environments, boarding participating and workforce development.Barbara sees education as her calling and has spent her life sharing her love for learning with everyone around her. Knowing that today’s student will compete in a global economy, Barbara says that “It is imperative that today’s students are prepared with consistent rigorous and relevant standards that produce more STEM majors, particularly women, to keep this great nation at the forefront in technology, innovation, and advancement.”