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Hold your breath. The video and interactive website introduce the class to spacewalking and spacesuits. Using oxygen data from two astronauts, individuals determine a mathematical model to fit the data. Using that mathematical model, the individuals determine whether the astronauts can complete the EVA based on oxygen consumtion and safety limits.

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have the class practice with linear regressions prior to this activity
Classroom Considerations
  • Needs a TI-Nspire to use the app
  • Locate the video on the Internet to use prior to class
  • Provides realistic data to interpret
  • Includes an answer key in app and PDF forms
  • The lesson is not a direct match to the Common Core clusters listed in the resource