ERIC Number: ED458140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Proportionality: Modeling the Future. NASA Connect: Program 6 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 scaling and proportion in the context of spacecraft design. 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 examining how patterns, measurement, ratios, and proportions are used in research, development, and production of airplanes. (MM)
Descriptors: Aerospace Technology, Air Transportation, Astronomy, Elementary Education, Geometry, Lesson Plans, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Ratios (Mathematics), Science and Society, Science Education, Space Sciences
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 065 306-312.