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How far have we traveled?
Students practice longitude and latitude to determine given position on Earth's surface, convert and calculate angular measurements, and use Pythagorean Theorem to determine change in position or distance traveled between any two locations.
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Suit Yourself: Fitted for Space
If he keeps this up, will he have enough air? After watching a video about spacewalks, groups of four brainstorm aspects of spacesuit design and present it to the rest of the class. Groups create mathematical models of oxygen use for two...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Transportation and Space: Reuse and Recycle
What can I use in space? The three-lesson unit has groups research what man-made or natural resources would be available during space exploration or habitation. Team members think of ways that resources can be reclaimed or reused in...
10th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Curiosity Got Us to Mars
Love the pun, "How Curiosity got us to Mars!" Curiosity is the desire to learn or know, and it is also the name of the rover that landed on Mars in 2012. Mohawk-sporting Bobak Ferdowsi, a NASA engineer also discusses how and why we study...
6 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Spontaneous Brain Activity Keeps You Alive
We all know that the brain is responsible for our thoughts, actions, memories, and emotions, but it's far busier than we can possibly imagine. Watch this short video as it explores how life as we know it is made possible...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Does Your Smartphone Know Your Location?
When your smartphone tells you the weather of your current location or gives you directions to the nearest gas station, there's more going on that you might realize. Follow along with this short video as it explains how satellites,...
5 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Do Dogs "See" with Their Noses?
While dogs may not be able to see quite as well as humans, they definitely have us beat when it comes to their sense of smell. Prepare to be amazed as this short video investigates the incredibly sensitive noses of man's best friend.
4 mins 5th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable