Just the Facts
Eleventh graders are guided through the process of designing a study. Students work with a partner to design their own study, collect and analyze the data, and present conclusions to the class.
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Space Shuttle Ascent: Altitude vs. Time
How long did it take to get to that altitude? Using a Google Earth file, groups explore a space shuttle launch. Using a calculator, groups determine the function that models the altitude/time data from an actual launch. With the model in...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Using Radiosonde Data From a Weather Balloon Launch
Students interpret radiosonde data from a weather balloon launch to distinguish the characteristics of the lower atmosphere. After a brief discussion of the various layers of the atmosphere, students analyze the way pressure and...
7th - 12th Science
Fun with Air-Powered Pneumatics
How high did the ball go? Engineering teams build a working pneumatic system that launches a ball into the air. The teams vary the amount of pressure and determine the accompanying height of the ball. An extension of building a device to...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Using Vegetation, Precipitation, and Surface Temperature to Study Climate Zones
Using NASA's Live Access Server, earth scientists compare the temperature, precipitation, and normalized difference vegetation index for four different locations. They use the data to identify the climate zone of each location using...
6th - 12th Science