NASA STEM: Computational Thinking: Crew Transportation with Orion
Wednesday 12/15/2021
4:30 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 Computational Thinking 

Explore the Crew Transportation with Orion educator Guide.  Using science, engineering and geometry, students design, build and test model spacecraft. Four Standards based activities will be included:

  • Use geometry to find the area of the vertical and horizontal cross sections of a crew module.
  • Design and build a crew module model that will secure two 2-cm astronaut figures during a drop test.
  • Construct and test a model of a target docking system and crew module.
  • Design a heat shield to protect the contents of a crew module during a simulated atmospheric reentry.



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.