ERIC Number: ED458138
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Geometry of Exploration: Eyes over Mars. NASA Connect: Program 4 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 concepts of geometry and measurement in the context of surveying planets. 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 learning how engineers and scientists are using geometry and linear and angular measurements to survey Earth and Mars and how geometric shapes affect navigation. (MM)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Elementary Education, Geometric Concepts, Geometry, Lesson Plans, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Measurement, Science and Society, Science Education, Solar System, Space Exploration, 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.