This section is referenced from Space Links at http://spacelink.nasa.gov/Instructional.Materials/Curriculum.Support/Mathematics/.index.html
- Central Operation
of Resources for Educators (CORE) - Is a worldwide distribution
center for NASA's multimedia educational materials. For a minimal fee, CORE
will provide educators unable to visit one of the NASA Educator Resource Centers
with materials through its mail order service.
- NASA KSNN-Kids
Science News Network - KSNN consists of one-minute newsbreaks
that feature kids teaching mathematics, science, technology, and facts about
NASA to other kids in an entertaining and instructional format. Also available
are activities, a glossary, quizzes and resources for each topic. Designed for
- This NASA website provides weekly lesson plans for Grades K-4,
5-8, and 9-12. Topics will be selected from current NASA Aerospace Technology
and Human Exploration of Space topics. A great site for enriching existing curriculum.
of Measure - Do you know the difference between a Giga, a Mega,
and a Newton? This glossary from JPL's Basics of Spaceflight gives definitions
and abbreviations for units of measure.
Metric Converter - Use this on-line converter to change those
feet to centimeters and pounds to kilograms. Quick and easy to use!
Space Place Teacher's Page - The following classroom activity
articles were developed by The Space Place staff at JPL. Most of the activities
can be adapted for grades 4-8. Some may also be of interest to grades 9-12.
NASA SCIence Files - The NASA SCIence Files Series is a standards-based,
technology focused, closed-captioned, distance learning initiative designed
to integrate and enhance the teaching of math, science, and technology in grades
3-5. Re-broadcasts of the series can be found on the NASA
TV education schedule.
CONNECT - is a series of interactive, 30-minute, instructional
programs for students in grades 6-8. NASA CONNECT establishes the "connection"
between the mathematics, science, and technology concepts taught in the classroom
and NASA research. Visit CONNECT's website for registration information and
how to obtain the teacher materials associated with each broadcast. The Library
of Shows area features past broadcasts for grades K-8. Re-broadcasts of the
series can be found on the NASA
TV education schedule.
Space Station Challenge - This website offers problem-solving
activities based on authentic engineering and technology challenges related
to the design, construction and maintenance of the International Space Station
(ISS). Students are encouraged to work in teams to complete model-building,
ISS tracking, life science research and simulation analysis, and develop emergency
escape design challenges.
Your Own Airplane - By choosing different wings, tails, engines,
and fuselage layouts from the categories in the boxes at the top of the page,
you can put together a complete airplane design of your own and see if it will
Standards for School Mathematics - This will take you to the
website for Principles and Standards for School Mathematics.
- Earth to
Orbit - Engineering Design Challenges from Earth to Orbit (ETO)
connect students with the work of NASA engineers by engaging them in challenges
related to real design problems. The challenges are described in teacher guides
and designed for students in grades 6-9. Visit the website to learn more about
is the "Secret Code" used by Voyager spacecraft? - The
language we use to talk to machines is called binary notation. "Bi-"
means two. Binary notation uses only two digits: 0 1 Engineers and computer
scientists then convert this binary code to hexadecimal, or "hex."
Follow this easy to understand explanation of binary and hexadecimal codes from
The Space Place.
Explorations I - This Project emerged from a desire to create
exciting mathematics classroom materials based on NASA space activities. The
materials span the two-year college mathematics curriculum (prealgebra - calculus)
and incorporate Mathematics Reform recommendations. The project was supported
by NASA and in cooperation with various educational organizations and institutions.
Stargazers to Starships - "From Stargazers to Starships"
is meant as an introduction to space, both for the inquisitive non-scientist
and for students and teachers. The material, which is at the high-school level,
contains a considerable amount of history and Astronomy of the Earth's motion
in space. The site also contains a refresher of some basic ideas in algebra
of Space Flight Learners' Workbook - Basics of Space Flight is
a down-to-Earth workbook on an out-of-this-world subject. As a participant,
you access and work through this online workbook by yourself. It includes both
learning materials and evaluation tools.
- Welcome to PlaneMath, a place to learn cool things about math and
aeronautics! This site is an Internet-based Curriculum on Math and Aeronautics
for children with physical disabilities. PlaneMath project is being funded through
NASA's Learning Technologies Project (LTP).
Much Do You Weigh? - Find out how much you would weigh if you
could stand on another planet. Take a moment to do the Math yourself!
the Universe! Lesson Plans - Here you'll find Math and Chemistry
lesson plans developed by both teachers and the Imagine the Universe! Team.
- The Practical Uses of Math And Science (PUMAS) is the On-line Journal
of Math and Science Examples For Pre-College Education. This collection of one-page
examples, submitted primarily by scientists, illustrates how math and science
topics taught in K-12 classes can be used in interesting settings, including
everyday life. PUMAS examples, which may be activities, anecdotes, descriptions
of "neat ideas," formal exercises, puzzles, or demonstrations, are
keyed to national standards and peer-reviewed by both scientists and teachers.
Guide to Aeronautics - A NASA Glenn Research Center Learning
Technologies Project featuring educational resources for K-12 related to aeronautics
and computer instructional material. The site provides background information
on basic aerodynamics and propulsion for secondary math and science teachers.
In response to increased interest and visits by students and airplane enthusiasts,
we are now including interactive animated versions of many pages.
Learning Technologies Project - NASA LTP projects develop new
applications and pilot programs for using science data, and create new curriculum
products and tools for K-12 and K-14 education -- all of this via the Internet.
Start here to get an overview of all of NASA's educational technology activities.
Satellite (SimSat) - The SimSat "spacecraft" uses a
small high-altitude weather balloon to fly experiments designed and built by
students to altitudes over 60,000 feet. The project simulates many of the practices
and remote observing challenges inherent in working with satellites, and offers
a unique hands-on experience for students in K-12 earth science, physical science,
physics, electronics and aerospace classes. If you are interested in learning
the ropes of flying and recovering simulated satellites using small high-altitude
weather balloons with amateur radio tracking devices... then this project is
NASA Space Educators' Handbook - Visit the NASA Space Mathematics
area for a collection of high school problems. The problems are grouped into
chapters according to the predominant mathematical topic.
- With data on half a million students from 41 countries, the Third
International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is the largest, most comprehensive,
and most rigorous international study of schools and students ever.
Quest's Women of NASA - The Women of NASA resource was developed
to encourage more young women to pursue careers in math, science, and technology.
Learn through this interactive project, ideas on how to integrate Women of NASA
into your curriculum.
Old Are You? - Find out how "old" you would be on another
planet. The other planets have days and years that are a different length. Take
a moment to do the Math yourself.
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