Explore Moon to Mars: Space Food and Nutrition
Tuesday 07/07/2020
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.

Join us to learn about food and nutrition on board the International Space Station and how this also impacts planning for the Journey to Mars. 

Eat your way through math and science. Explore NASA STEM curriculum designed to investigate space food and nutrition for astronauts on the International Space Station and future explorers to Mars. Investigate NASA resources to research the caloric content and nutritional value of space foods, nutritional needs of astronauts and construct sample space food menus, to develop a better understanding of space food and nutrition for human space exploration. Come explore a menu of inquiry activities and other resources integrating this exciting topic and satisfy your STEM appetite.

This educational activity aligns to the Co-STEM Priority Goal to improve STEM Instruction by supporting the existing STEM teacher workforce.

Learn about real world connections with NASA research.  Leave with ideas and inspiration to integrate hands-on learning into multiple subject areas to keep your students engaged.



Barbie Buckner is a 20+ year STEM classroom teacher with a Doctorate’s Degree in Mathematics Education from the University of Louisville. Her research interest included 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, boarding 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 produce more STEM majors, particularly women, to keep this great nation at the forefront in technology, innovation, and advancement.”