ERIC Number: ED458131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Geometry and Algebra: Glow with the Flow. NASA Connect: Program 2 in the 2000-2001 Series.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Hampton, VA. Langley Research Center.
This teaching unit is designed to help students in grades 5 to 8 explore the concepts of geometry and algebra in the context of the force of drag. The units in the series have been developed to enhance and enrich mathematics, science, and technology education and to accommodate different teaching and learning styles. Each unit consists of background notes for the teacher, a list of teacher resources, and two activities, one of which is Web-based, complete with blackline masters. Also included are suggestions for extensions to the problems and their relationships to national mathematics, science, and technology standards. In this activity, students learn about the force of drag and how National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) engineers use models and glowing paints to see how air flows over vehicles in a wind tunnel. (MM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Hampton, VA. Langley Research Center.
Note: Accompanying videotape not available from ERIC. For other documents in series, see SE 065 301-305.