NASA STEM Problem Based Learning: Land Use and the Impact on Our Ecosystems
Tuesday 07/19/2022
1:00 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.         


Where is land's surface changing? Explore the consequences of Land Use Change, Change is the norm for the earth’s natural systems, which are linked through interactive processes. Recently, humans have also become a key agent of this change. It is important to remember that global change impacts all life, but even local changes can have global consequences. Some types of land cover could increase a community’s risk of certain disasters, like flooding; while other types, like forests, can absorb carbon dioxide and mitigate the effects of climate change.

  1. My NASA Data: Changes in Land Use/Land Cover
  2. Making a Map: Using a compass, a scale, a key, symbols, and labels.
  3. Lego Land Cover: Build a Land Cover map using blocks.
  4. Land Cover Walk ( Observation and Data Collection)
  5. Find Your Pace: A Computational Thinking Activity

Susan Kohler is the current Education Professional Development Specialist at Glenn Research Center and serves the states of Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Minnesota. She has more than 25 years of progressively responsible K-12 educational leadership experience. She has served as Asst. Principal, Principal, Curriculum Director, Math/Science Consultant and Asst. Superintendent. Susan taught science for 13 years at the high school level. Her expertise in STEM and professional development is combined with her knowledge of new technology trends and innovative instructional strategies. Susan holds a Master’s in Education Administration from Bowling Green State College as well as a Bachelors degree of Science in Biological Sciences with the emphasis on Neurophysiology from Ramapo College in New Jersey.