NASA STEM: Pioneering Mars: The Importance of Oxygen?
Monday 03/15/2021
1:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades 6-12

The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.


Most people can survive only a couple of minutes without oxygen, and low concentrations of oxygen can cause fatigue and blackouts. To ensure the safety of the crew, the ISS will have redundant supplies of that essential gas. Explore the technologies NASA Is advancing to send humans to the Moon and Mars. The STEM lesson plans presented will focus on the importance of Oxygen. Design a system to measure the quantity of oxygen a person will need under varying levels of activity. Design an experiment to generate oxygen with photosynthesis.


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.