This The NBL Pool lesson plan also includes:
- The NBL Pool - Student Edition
- The NBL Pool TI Nspire - Educator Edition (PDF)
- The NBL Pool TI Nspire - Student Edition (PDF)
- Launchpad: Fluid Dynamics - What a Drag!
- The NBL Pool TI_Nspire Document (TNS 218 KB)
- The NBL Pool TI_Nspire Solution Document (TNS 219 KB)
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That is a lot of water. Class groups explore the size of the NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Pool and calculate the volume of water needed to fill it. They then compare that volume to the amount of water needed to fill a pool the size of a football field. The activity concludes as groups are asked to determine the amount of water displaced by various mock-ups used in the pool.
- Provide a lesson on determining volumes of solid figures that are built from basic shapes
- Review the process to convert units
- The class needs to know the dimensions of an NFL Football field
- The activity comes in two forms: one that uses the TI-Nspire and one that does not
- The solution key shows how pupils should work the problems
- Figure Three does not show the comparison it claims to have