Explore Moon to Mars: ECLSS, Water Filtration & the Engineering Design Process
Tuesday 01/11/2022
7:00 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.


Using observation data from NASA’s fleet of satellites and its airborne science missions, researchers address some of the critical challenges facing our planet today and in the future: climate change, sea-level rise, freshwater resources and extreme weather events.

Come learn about the Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) onboard the International Space Station that reclaims waste water from crewmember’s urine, cabin condensation and Extra Vehicular Activity waste.

Learn about hands-on experiments and physical demonstrations that can be used within the classroom to create, build, and test a water filtration device using commonly available materials.

Leave with a classroom ready PowerPoint that works great for an in-person, at home or virtual presentation.

This educational activity aligns to the Co-STEM Priority Goal to improve STEM Instruction by supporting the existing STEM teacher workforce.  It also aligns to NASA Education API 2.4.2 - Continue to support STEM educators through the delivery of NASA education content and engagement in educator professional development opportunities.


Barbie Buckner is a 20+ year STEM classroom teacher with a Doctorate Degree in Mathematics Education from the University of Louisville. Her research interest include the impact of technology on student achievement and teacher behavior. Buckner recently served as a 2013-14 Einstein Fellow at the National Science Foundation Education and Human Resources Directorate where she collaborated with colleagues on learning, learning environments, broadening participating and workforce development. Barbie sees education as her calling and has spent her life sharing her love for learning with everyone around her. Knowing that today’s student will compete in a global economy, Barbie says that “It is imperative that today’s students are prepared with consistent, rigorous, and relevant standards that encourage more STEM majors, particularly women, to keep this great nation at the forefront in technology, innovation, and advancement.”