Explore Moon to Mars: Propulsion with the Space Launch System
Wednesday 05/12/2021
4:30 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar

As part of our STEM Engagement material catalogue, we have produced a number of educator guides. In this webinar we will do a deep dive into one. The "Propulsion with the Space Launch System" guide has a suggested grade level of middle school, but the activities and lessons are easily scaled either up or down to fit the needs of your students.

The guide contains four standards-aligned activities help students learn about NASA's future lunar habitat, the Gateway. Using science, engineering and math, students learn about rocketry, NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, and we will discuss the best ways to use this guide to facilitate your students in that exploration.


Steven is a NASA STEM EPDC (Educator Professional Development Collaborative) Specialist housed in the LBJ Institute of STEM Education and Research at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. He currently holds a Master’s Degree in Infrastructure Planning and Management from the University of Washington, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Neuropsychology from Georgia College and State University. Steven is beginning work on his PhD in Biology in the Fall. The primary focus of his current work is in supporting Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in inspiring the next generation of NASA scientists from among historically disenfranchised groups. Steven helps to develop, package, and deliver STEM curriculum that translates the work and discoveries of NASA for use in the classroom and helps teachers to make it more accessible to all students. He is working with university pre-service educators, in-service, pre-service, and informal teachers to help them create culturally responsive lessons that will create engagement with students that have previously felt left out of the amazing work that NASA is doing. Steven worked in K-12 education for nearly 20 years, most recently as Life Sciences Chair at a minority serving inner city school in Georgia. He has taught Biology, Forensic Science, Anatomy and Physiology, Environmental Science, Earth and Space Science, and Physical science to special education, regular education, honors, and AP students in Georgia, Washington, and New Jersey.