NASA STEM: Space Games and Simulations Incorporating SEL (Social Emotional Learning).
Thursday 06/03/2021
4:30 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.


Explore NASA games and simulations to draw on social emotional factors to motivate and educate. . Students must use problem-solving skills as well as their knowledge of and research into STEM and space exploration concepts to play the games. The webinar includes NASA STEM Lesson Plans for the following resources.

  1. NASA Space Voyagers Game: A strategy card game to build a spacecraft capable of exploring our solar system.
  2. Rover Races: A kinesthetic simulation to  code a calibrated solution with constraints and parameters to communicate with a rover on the moon or on Mars
  3. Mapping the Hills and Dales: Demonstrate how GPS works with triangulation.
  4. Getting in Touch with your Inner Spacecraft. : Create a plan to find a solution to move several spacecraft flying in formation through a maze.


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.