ERIC Number: ED458136
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
The Measurement of All Things: Atmospheric Detectives. NASA Connect: Program 2 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 the earth's atmosphere. 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 story line 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 storyline for this unit is students learning how scientists use satellites, lasers, optical detectors, and wavelengths of light to measure the presence of certain gaseous elements, compounds, and aerosols in the earth's atmosphere. (MM)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Lesson Plans, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Measurement, Science and Society, Science Education, Space Sciences, Technology Education, Temperature
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.