NASA Project-Based Learning: What's up with Earth's water resources?
Thursday 09/15/2022
6:00 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.

Explore Earth’s freshwater resources and how NASA is researching how to manage these water resources and the balance the growing demand for water in the face of shifting availability and changing climate. The webinar discussion will focus on the scientific research process and the characteristics of good research questions. A variety of  Project-Based Learning questions worth answering will be considered to lead students to evaluate evidence and compare different possible answers. Each investigation requires reviewing data to evaluate how humans depend upon the resource, and how humans’ use of the resource creates both problems and opportunities.

  1. How do water bodies change over time?
  2.  Chesapeake  Bay Resource, use or abuse?
  3. What is Happening to the Aral Sea?
  4. Is the Nile a sustainable resource?
  5. Why is snow important in the southwestern United States?

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.