Artemis Learning Pathway: Artemis I Return & Reentry

Wednesday 05/25/2022

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 7 - Artemis I Return and Reentry

The most dangerous phase of a space exploration mission occurs during the spacecraft’s reentry into the atmosphere. NASA is developing new heat shields to keep astronauts safe as they return home.

In this online PD session, you will learn how to bring the science of "heat transfer" used by NASA to your classroom with hands-on activities and pedagogical recommendations. Come and join us as we celebrate the launch of Artemis I and discover hands-on/minds-on NASA STEM resources for students to really engage them.

The NASA STEM engagement activity highlighted in this session will simulate designing and testing a crew module heat shield. Students will learn how to manipulate design variables to achieve the desired outcomesAttendees come away with instructional PowerPoints, videos, and links to even more standards aligned resources ready to use in the classroom or at home.

Materials List for Session 7: Here (Open in new tab)

Links to register for the other sessions:

Week 1 Educator Event

Week 1 Student & Family Event

Week 2 Educator Event

Week 2 Student & Family Event

Week 3 Educator Event

Week 3 Student & Family Event

Week 4 Educator Event

Week 4 Student & Family Event

Week 5 Educator Event Week 5 Student & Family Event
Week 6 Educator Event Week 6 Student & Family Event

Week 7 Educator Event 

Week 7 Student & Family Event

Week 8 Educator Event

Week 8 Student & Family Event


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.