ERIC Number: ED459064
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Measurement, Ratios, and Graphing: Safety First. A Lesson Guide with Activities in Mathematics, Science, and Technology. NASA CONNECT.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Hampton, VA. Langley Research Center.
NASA CONNECT is an annual series of free integrated mathematics, science, and technology instructional distance learning programs for students in grades 5-8. Each program has three components: (1) a 30-minute television broadcast which can be viewed live or taped for later use; (2) an interactive Web activity that allows teachers to integrate technology into the classroom setting; and (3) a lesson guide. This packet contains the lesson guide that accompanies the first program of the 2001-2002 series. In this learning unit on measurement, ratios, and graphing, students learn about NASA's Aviation Safety Program and how engineers test aircraft at extreme angles in wind tunnels to make sure they remain a safe form of transportation for all future air travelers. Students also learn about NASA FutureFlight Central, a virtual facility that simulates our nation's airports in real time, allowing air traffic controllers, pilots, and airport personnel to interact with each other and test new technologies. Students observe NASA engineers using mathematics to predict airplane behavior and analyze data. By conducting hands-on and Web activities, students make connections between NASA research and the mathematics, science, and technology they learn in the classroom. The lesson guide contains a program overview, a hands-on activity on air traffic safety with complete student and teacher materials, a description of an instructional technology activity that relates to a multimedia CD-ROM and other interactive instructional technology, and resources relating to aviation and other aspects of the activities. The packet also includes a series overview complete with descriptions of the instructional design, the teaching strategy used in the series, and NASA resources for educators. (PVD)
Descriptors: Aerospace Education, Educational Television, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Learning Modules, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Multimedia Materials, Online Systems, Ratios (Mathematics), Science Education, Technology Education
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA 23681-2199. For full text: http://connect.larc.nasa.gov.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Hampton, VA. Langley Research Center.