Artemis Learning Pathway: Artemis I Return & Reentry

Wednesday 08/24/2022

7:00 pm ET

FREE 1 hour webinar

Educators in Grades K-12

Artemis Learning Pathway

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.

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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.