ERIC Number: ED469116
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
The NASA SCI Files[TM]: The Case of the Powerful Pulleys. A Lesson Guide with Activities in Mathematics, Science, and Technology.
This teacher's guide, with accompanying videotape, presents an episode of the NASA SCI Files. In this episode, one of the tree house detectives has had an accident and cannot get into the tree house. Using problem-based learning, the rest of the gang investigates the world of simple machines and physical science and "pull" together to get everyone into the tree house. The scientific concepts addressed in this episode include numbers and measurement, geometry, data analysis and probability, problem solving, communication, representation, unifying concepts and processing, science and inquiry, life science, earth and space science, science and technology, history and nature of science, the world in spatial terms, places and regions, physical systems, human systems, and environment and society. The guide is divided into four segments with the following sections: overview; objectives; vocabulary; video component; careers; resources; and activities and worksheets. (YDS)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Elementary Education, Geography, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mathematics Education, Problem Based Learning, Problem Solving, Science Education, Technology
For full text: http://scifiles.larc.nasa.gov/docs/guides/guide1_02.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers; Students
Sponsor: Hampton City Schools, VA.; Society of Women Engineers, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Hampton, VA. Langley Research Center.; Christopher Newport Univ., Newport News, VA.