NASA STEM Explore Earth: The Rock Cycle
Tuesday 11/22/2022
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.

Many things were learned from the rock samples that astronauts brought back with them from the moon during NASA’s Apollo flights to the moon. This webinar will feature Earth Science resources comparing the rock cycle on the Earth and the Moon. Explore lesson plans to engage students in discovering the characteristics and criteria for rock classification. The lessons allow students to rely less on the teacher for information and instruction, and more on themselves as independent learners.  The webinar will include hands-on inquiry activities, STEM K-12 videos, educator guides, and a PowerPoint presentation.



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.