NASA STEM: About the Sun-Storytelling and Science
Tuesday 10/25/2022
5:00 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 a collection of multi-disciplinary, interactive exercises and activities based on the Sun and solar science.

  1. Think Scientificallya series of picture books from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory written by teachers for elementary school science teachers that incorporate math, reading, and science to provide science lessons for students. 
  2. Hearing the  Sun: Sounds of the Sun NASA Heli physics scientist Alex Young explains how sound connects us with the Sun and all other stars.
  3. Tales from Stanford Solar: Comic Series- Graphic Novels that explain the color of the Sun, electromagnetic spectrum, Plasma Globes, and more
  4. Solar Folklore: These myths, legends, and accounts represent different cultures’ worldviews, a people’s attempt to explain, understand, and come to grips with nature's phenomena.:
  5. Solar Art, Music, Photography, Poetry, and Literature: Science and art are intertwined, each reflecting and inspiring the other. Here you can find images and expressions relating to solar science, many of them developed by the scientists themselves to use when processing data.
  6. Space Place- The Sun- Games. Crafts, Activities, and Media

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.