Explore Space Tech: Space Sailing!

Wednesday 01/05/2022

7:00 pm ET

FREE 1-hour Webinar

The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.

 

A solar sail, simply put, is a spacecraft propelled by sunlight. Being able to navigate a solar sail through space will have a variety of uses to us on Earth. Come and discover one of NASA's Technology Demonstration Missions known as the Solar Sail Demonstrator

Explore a standards-based NASA STEM activity that will engage students in utlizing the engineering design process to design, create, deploy a solar sail and test their solutions based on given criteria and contraints. This webinar will include hands-on inquiry activities, NASA STEM K-12 videos, educator guides and instructional Power Point presentation. The session will end with sharing exciting NASA STEM resources and ways to inspire our next generation of innovators.

Solar Sail Demonstrator (Sunjammer)
Image Credit NASA

LaTina Taylor is a NASA Education Specialist with NASA EPDC at Texas State University and is deeply committed to providing STEM Education to students and families in urban communities. A native of Chicago, Illinois, LaTina has over 24 years of experience in education with the Chicago Public Schools and is a National Board Certified Teacher with a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. During her tenure with CPS LaTina has received several grant awards (i.e. iPads, 3D printers, and LEGO Robotics) for students at the schools she has serviced.

Ms. Taylor has worked in STEM Education in various capacities - as a STEM Technology Specialist, STEM professional developer, and Program Director with the Chicago Pre-College Science & Engineering Program (ChiS&E). She has designed and implemented STEM curriculum (K-12), trained families on STEM and innovative technology tools, and provided professional development to teachers on effective research-based STEM integration pedagogy into their curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

LaTina has also been a presenter at numerous science, math, and technology conferences at the local, state, and national levels.