NASA STEM: Explore the Importance of Soil in the Field and in the Lab.
Thursday 05/20/2021
6:00 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.

 

 
 

Explore the NASA soil resources to encourage educators and students to recognize the societal benefits and potential science impacts of the SMAP mission data. Using the GLOBE resources students investigate soils through the collection of data using measurement protocols and tools that meet certain specifications in order to ensure that data are comparable. Learning activities aid in the understanding of important scientific concepts, the understanding of data, and data collection methodologies. The resources include data sheets for all land cover and biology protocols, a soil textural triangle and a glossary of terms. Additionally, data sheets (from the Appendix) and field guides (from the individual protocols) are available individually. All materials are available in six languages.

 

 


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.