Explore Moon to Mars: Investigating Craters from the Earth, Moon, Mars and Beyond
Tuesday 10/12/2021
6:00 pm ET
Educators in Grades K-12

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

Join us as we highlight NASA’s Artemis program that is preparing to put the First Woman, the First person of color and the Next Man on the Moon. Come learn about regolith, rocks, meteorites and craters on the Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond.

Explore parts of our Moon’s history including theories about the geologic history and formation.  Learn about the different types of rocks on the moon, as well as planetary craters and how they are made. 

Discover activities to create meteorites and craters within the classroom.  These activities can also be adapted for online or virtual classrooms.

Leave with a classroom ready PowerPoint presentation that includes embedded videos and links as well as downloads to all activities.

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.”