ERIC Number: ED469877
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Problem Solving: The "Wright" Math. The Centennial of Flight Special Edition. An Educator Guide with Activities in Mathematics, Science, and Technology. NASA CONNECT[TM].
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Hampton, VA. Langley Research Center.; Christopher Newport Univ., Newport News, VA.
NASA CONNECT is an annual series of integrated mathematics, science, and technology instructional distance learning programs for students in grades 6-8. This program is designed for students to learn about the evolution of flight. The program has three components--television broadcast, Web activity, and lesson guide--which are designed as an integrated instructional package. Students learn how the Wright Brothers became the first human beings to successfully design, construct, and fly an airplane and which method the Wright Brothers used in designing their airplane. Students also observe NASA engineers and researchers using problem-solving skills to design wings that will change their shape during flight. 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 educator guide features: (1) program overview; (2) hands-on activity; (3) student worksheets; (4) teacher materials; (5) interactive kite modeler; and (6) resources. (KHR)
Descriptors: Aerospace Technology, Curriculum Design, Integrated Activities, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Education, Middle Schools, Problem Solving, Science History, Science Instruction, Videotape Recordings
For full text: http://connect.larc.nasa.gov/pdf/02_2.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Hampton, VA. Langley Research Center.; Christopher Newport Univ., Newport News, VA.
Note: Produced by the NASA Center for Distance Learning. Accompanying videotape, "NASA CONNECT: The Wright Math," is not available from ERIC.