The Numbers Behind Hunger: Probability
Following are a series of activities in which students apply various math skills to better understand the problems of world hunger and what steps are being taken to reduce the number of people without enough to eat. This actions looks at probability from the perspective of reducing child mortality. This is Activity #4 of 5 in this lesson.
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The Numbers Behind Hunger: Calorie Counting
Following are a series of activities in which students apply various math skills to better understand the problems of world hunger and what steps are being taken to reduce the number of people without enough to eat. This activity makes use of basic math skills to learn more about the energy value of food. A link to the US Dept. of Agriculture National Nutrient Database is listed here. Teachers may want to browse through the database first and determine the best way to present it to students: let
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The Numbers Behind Hunger #1
Following are a series of activities in which students apply various math skills to better understand the problems of world hunger and what steps are being taken to reduce the number of people without enough to eat. This is Activity #1 of 5 in this lesson.
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NASA CONNECT World Space Congress 2002: The New Face of Space
The World Space Congress 2002 is the meeting of the decade for space professionals. From the discovery of distant planets to medical advancements, from geological exploration to urban planning, from water on Mars to energy sources in developing nations, you'll find it all here in NASA CONNECT World Space Congress 2002: The New Face of Space. Grades 6-8
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NASA CONNECT Wired for Space
In NASA CONNECT Wired for Space, NASA researchers develop new ways to propel a spacecraft already in orbit without the aid of fuel. Learn how electricity and magnetism are being used to replace fuel-consuming rocket propulsion systems. Grades 5-8.
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NASA CONNECT Who Added the Micro to Gravity?
In NASA CONNECT Who Added the Micro to Gravity?, students will learn about microgravity. They will be introduced to combustion science and the importance of fire safety on the International Space Station. Students will also learn how chemistry plays an important role in microgravity research. They will observe NASA engineers and scientists using measuring, ratios, and graphing to analyze data. Grades 6-8.
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NASA CONNECT Water Below the Surface of Mars
In NASA CONNECT Water Below the Surface of Mars, students learn how geometry, geometric shapes, and navigation are used to explore Mars. They also learn how NASA researchers collect, analyze, and interpret the data collected from exploration to develop theories about the existence of water and life on Mars. Grades 4-8.
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NASA CONNECT Virtual Earth: Using Concept Maps to Solve Problems
In NASA CONNECT Virtual Earth, students will be introduced to Earth system science. They will learn what a system is and how to apply the concept of systems to learn more about how the Earth functions. Students will understand the only way to really comprehend the workings of our planet is to look at the Earth as a whole system. They will also focus on Earth science applications of national priority to expand and accelerate the use of knowledge, science, and technologies resulting from the Earth
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NASA CONNECT Tools of the Aeronautics Trade
In NASA CONNECT Tools of the Aeronautics Trade, students explore the U.S. Customary and Metric systems of measurement, understand how to convert units in both systems, and are introduced to the four forces of aerodynamics: lift, weight, drag and thrust. Students also investigate the tools and techniques used by NASA aeronautical engineers and scientists to measure lift and drag. Grades 4-8.
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NASA CONNECT The Venus Transit
In NASA CONNECT Venus Transit, students will learn about the importance of using scale models to represent the size and distance of objects in the solar system and beyond. They will be introduced to the astronomical unit (AU), the baseline distance from the Earth to the Sun, which astronomers use to determine the relative distances from the Earth to other planets, stars, asteroids, and objects in space. They will also discover fascinating facts about the Venus Transit, a celestial and historical
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NASA CONNECT The Right Ratio of Rest: Proportional Reasoning
In the activity, The Right Ratio of Rest, students will collect and record data in a sleep journal about their sleeping habits for 5â€“7 days. They will analyze their data by using math skills to convert between fractions, decimals, and percentages and will create graphs and fraction wheels that correspond to their data. They will use proportional reasoning to determine amounts of sleep time that people need in space, given the different lengths of light-dark cycles for various planets. Grades 6
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NASA CONNECT The Measurement of All Things: Atmospheric Detectives
In NASA CONNECT Atmospheric Detectives, NASA scientists and researchers introduce students to the study of atmospheric science. They demonstrate the use of mathematics and remote sensing to measure the amount of aerosols in the atmosphere and how human activity contribute to the amount of these aerosols in the atmosphere. Grades 4-8
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NASA CONNECT The A Train Express
In NASA CONNECT The A Train Express, students will take a ride on the A Train Express. They will learn how weather affects everyone's daily lives. Students will see national and international scientists using satellite technology to help improve weather forecasting and our understanding of aerosols and clouds. They will also be introduced to two NASA satellite Earth Science missions, CALIPSO and CloudSat. Grades 6-8.
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NASA CONNECT Team Extreme: The Statistics of Success
In NASA CONNECT, Team Extreme: The Statistics of Success, focuses on NASA's Space Operations Mission Directorate and the teamwork required to produce a successful space mission. Students will learn about the numerous systems, skills and capabilities involved in a mission and how NASA manages and integrates these systems. Students will draw a parallel between the teamwork used in a NASA mission and find out how teamwork energizes the popular sport of auto racing. Grades 6-8.
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NASA CONNECT Rocket to the Stars: Introduction to Algebra
In NASA CONNECT Rocket to the Stars, students will learn the basic science concepts of work and energy and see how algebra can be used to help explain both concepts. NASA is working on new ways of powering spacecraft that will reduce the travel time to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. Students will be introduced to two cutting edge innovative propulsion technology programs, Prometheus and VASIMR, that will allow crewed and uncrewed vehicles to explore the distant reaches of the solar system. Grades 6
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NASA CONNECT PSA - The Astronaut's Helper
In NASA CONNECT PSA: The Astronaut's Helper, students will be introduced to the Personal Satellite Assistant (PSA), a small, spherical robot that assists astronauts with their chores on space-based vehicles. Students will learn about different types of robots and the mechanical systems on the PSA that must work together for the PSA to function. In the web activity, students interact with a simulation of the PSA and learn how forces affect motion in a low-friction, microgravity environment. Stude
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NASA CONNECT Proportionality: The X-Plane Generation
In NASA CONNECT Proportionality: The X-Plane Generation, students meet NASA researchers and other professional who describe the relationship between force, energy, and motion; discuss how NASA's experimental X-plane is being tested to make space travel more reliable; and show students how proportionality and ratios are used to make scale models of spacecraft like the X-33. Students learn how scale models are more manageable than full-scale models when it comes to testing and retesting designs. G
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NASA CONNECT Proportionality: Modeling the Future
In NASA CONNECT Proportionality: Modeling the Future, students learn why scaling and proportion are important in the design of small aircraft transportation systems. Mathematical patterns are described through practical applications such as the growth of transportation, the Golden Ratio, and the Fibonacci sequence. Grades 4-8.
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NASA CONNECT Path of Totality: Measuring Angular Size and Distance
In this activity students learn about the natural phenomena that create a total eclipse. Students also explore the history, mythology, science, and math that relate to these amazing events. NASA scientists and engineers introduce a satellite where scientists make artificial eclipses in order to learn more about the Sun's corona. Using hands-on lessons, web-based activities and simple tools, students will measure the angular size and predict the angular distance of objects in the sky. Grades 6-8.
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NASA CONNECT Opening Space for Next Generation Explorers
In NASA CONNECT Festival of Flight Special: Opening Space for Next Generation Explorers, students will experience the dynamic skills and processes needed to design the next generation of launch vehicles. They will see how mathematics, science, and technology work together to improve human space flight, with increased safety and economy. Students will get an exciting hands-on feel for the challenges facing the designers of tomorrow's launch systems and a greater appreciation for the accomplishmen
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