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Events for 2002 - 2003

January 2003

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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 measurement, ratios, and graphing to analyze data. Students will also conduct a hands-on activity and a Web activity, which reinforce the program's instructional objectives and establish a connection between the NASA research featured in the program and the mathematics, science, and technology used in the classroom. Curriculum Support Manual

Centennial of Flight

Dec 2002

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"The Centennial of Flight Special Edition: Problem Solving: The "Wright" Math"

Students will learn about he evolution of flight. They will learn how the Wright Brothers became the first human beings to successfully design, construct, and fly an airplane. Students will also be introduced to NASA's Morphing Project, a radically new approach to designing aircraft of the future. They will observe NASA researchers using problem-solving techniques to design wings that will change their shape during flight. By conducting hands-on and web activities, students will make connections between NASA research and the mathematics, science, and technology they learn in their classrooms.

World Space Week

Oct 2002

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Functions and Statistics: Dressed for Space

Building on past space suit technologies, NASA engineers and researchers use functions and statistics to create the next generation of space suits for the International Space Station and beyond.

Mathematics: functions, statistics
Science: science as inquiry, Earth and space science, physical science, life science, science and technology, science in personal and social perspectives, history and nature of science

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To learn more about these programs, visit the program web site. Specific Math and Science Concepts included in each program as well as the relevant NASA Science shown are outlined here. See the Schedule below and be sure to view one of the past events in the archives at the bottom of the page.



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