Explore Flight: Flying in Our Atmosphere -- How High is It?
Wednesday 01/09/2019
6:00 pm ET (3:00pm PT)
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.

Explore the NASA "How High Is It?" lesson guide that creates a scale model of our atmosphere including the layers of Earth’s atmosphere and altitudes of NASA aircraft, spacecraft and satellites. Develop number sense by representing scale factors in terms of ratios, decimals and percentages.


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 STEM lessons and lesson guides. Prior to his current thirty year career with NASA Education, Mr. Culivan taught middle school Earth and Space Science, life science, English, art and coached several sports. He holds a current 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.