NASA GRC Elementary STEM: Moon to Mars
Tuesday 08/13/2019 
9:00 am ET
NASA Elementary STEM Workshop
                        Moon to Mars 
                           Educators in Grades PreK-5 

The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University is providing a 1 day workshop at Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio  



Educators will learn to navigate the NASA resources to find resources incorporating the Elementary STEAM lessons. They will complete  Problem Based Learning activities based on an assortment of NASA Moon to Mars Engineering Challenges. All activities correlate to the Ohio Core and Science standards.



8:30-9:00         Through Security and Arrival

9:00-9:30        Getting Organized- The importance of Team Work

9:30-10:30 Tour of 9:30 -10:30      Tour of a NASA facility

10:30-11:00 Earth 10:30- 11:00      Earth, Moon, Mars  (Models of Size and Distance)

11:00-12:00     Marshmallow Shooters

12:00-12:30     Lunch (Bring Your Own Lunch)

12:30-1:30        Rockets 101

1:30-2:30          Designing a Crew Vehicle

2:30-3:00           Splash Down: Entry Descent and Landing


Susan Kohler is the current Education Professional Development Specialist at Glenn Research Center and serves the states of Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Minnesota. She has more than 25 years of progressively responsible K-12 educational leadership experience. She has served as Asst. Principal, Principal, Curriculum Director, Math/Science Consultant and Asst. Superintendent. Susan taught science for 13 years at the high school level. Her expertise in STEM and professional development is combined with her knowledge of new technology trends and innovative instructional strategies. Susan holds a Master’s in Education Administration from Bowling Green State College as well as a Bachelors degree of Science in Biological Sciences with the emphasis on Neurophysiology from Ramapo College in New Jersey.