Artemis Learning Pathway: To the Moon!
Wednesday 05/11/2022
7:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades K-12
Artemis Learning Pathway

NASA EPDC has designed 8 weeks of Educator PD sessions and companion Student Engagement sessions for you to be inspired by and engaged in the upcoming Artemis I launch. The educator sessions will be held at 7 pm EST on a Wednesday and the companion student session will the held the following day, Thursday 10 am EST. These sessions will be interactive and is designed with the intent of helping you implement the topics in your classroom We highly recommend that you be prepared with materials in advance for the PD and for your classrooms. Specific materials list for each topic is shared below.



Week 5 - Artemis I Landing 

In this online PD session, you will learn how to bring the excitement of the Artemis I landing to your classrooms with hands-on activities and pedagogical recommendations.

We will discuss how NASA is selecting the site and the technologies that will allow astronauts to land safely. This session will look at other landings, including the recent placement of Perseverance on Mars, to get a feel for the complexities involved in landing on the surface of a body with little or no atmosphere. 

The hands-on activity highlighted in this session will simulate designing, building, and testing a model lunar lander. The activity has students include downward thrust to slow the decent of the vehicle and asks them to graph the elevation and speed of the lander.

Materials List for Session 5: Here (open in new tab)

Links to register for the other sessions:

Week 1 Educator  




Steven is a NASA STEM EPDC (Educator Professional Development Collaborative) Specialist housed in the LBJ Institute of STEM Education and Research at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. He currently holds a Master’s Degree in Infrastructure Planning and Management from the University of Washington, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Neuropsychology from Georgia College and State University. Steven is beginning work on his PhD in Biology in the Fall. The primary focus of his current work is in supporting Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in inspiring the next generation of NASA scientists from among historically disenfranchised groups. Steven helps to develop, package, and deliver STEM curriculum that translates the work and discoveries of NASA for use in the classroom and helps teachers to make it more accessible to all students. He is working with university pre-service educators, in-service, pre-service, and informal teachers to help them create culturally responsive lessons that will create engagement with students that have previously felt left out of the amazing work that NASA is doing. Steven worked in K-12 education for nearly 20 years, most recently as Life Sciences Chair at a minority serving inner city school in Georgia. He has taught Biology, Forensic Science, Anatomy and Physiology, Environmental Science, Earth and Space Science, and Physical science to special education, regular education, honors, and AP students in Georgia, Washington, and New Jersey.