NASA STEM : Newton's Laws and Balloon Aerodynamics
Monday 09/27/2021
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 a variety of hands-on, problem-based activities related to the STEM principles behind Newton’s Laws and Buoyancy.  Learn how to use balloon Aerodynamics and a hover craft to demonstrate Newtons Laws.  We will use the Design Process to complete an engineering design challenge demonstrating the concepts of lift, drag and thrust as examples of force and motion. The challenges will explore the concepts of buoyancy and density as well as direction and magnitude of force.



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.