Explore Humans in Space: One Year Crew and The Twins Study
Tuesday 07/21/2020
4:30 pm ET
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.

Educators will explore STEM on Station and look at some of the research coming from the "One Year Crew" and their year-long mission onboard the ISS as well as The Twins Study.

Participants will receive NASA STEM on Station resources, lesson plans, videos and education news that allow them to discover how to bring space into their classrooms.  A study new to NASA took place throughout the historical One-Year Mission beginning in March 2015 and ending in March 2016. The landmark Twins Study helped scientists better understand the impacts of spaceflight on a human body through the study of identical twins. Retired astronaut Scott Kelly spent one year in low-Earth orbit aboard the International Space Station while retired astronaut Mark Kelly, his identical twin, remained on Earth. The twins’ genetic similarity provided scientists with a reduced number of variables and an ideal control group, both important to scientific investigation.




Barbie 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 where she collaborated with colleagues on learning, learning environments, boarding participating and workforce development. Barbie 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, Barbie 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.”