ERIC Number: ED458135
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
The Measurement of All Things: Tools of the Aeronautics Trade. NASA Connect: Program 1 in the 1999-2000 Series.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Hampton, VA. Langley Research Center.
This teaching unit is designed to help students in grades 4-8 explore the concept of measurement in the context of aeronautics. The units in this 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 a storyline presenting the context for the problems to be solved, lists of the mathematics and science concepts addressed, background notes for the teacher, a list of teacher resources, and an activity complete with blackline masters. Also included are suggestions for extensions to the problems and their relationship to national mathematics standards. The story line for this unit is students exploring the concept of measurement and the tools used in measuring while learning what and how engineers and scientists use measurement during the process of developing, designing, and testing airplanes. (MM)
Descriptors: Aerospace Education, Astronomy, Elementary Education, Lesson Plans, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Measurement, Science and Society, Science Education, Space Sciences, Technology Education
Web site: http://edu.larc.nasa.gov/connect/detect/norbert/lab.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
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 065 307-312.