Exploring Space Through Math: Geometry

Collector: Ann V.

The Exploring Space Through Math series offers six geometry lessons that use NASA resources to teach learners how to use the mathematics of deductive and spatial reasoning. They use geometry to compare the dimensions of the NBL pool, the International Space Station, and a football field. Scholars then create a table showing the actual dimensions and scale dimensions of the Capsule Parachute Assembly pieces. Other lessons ask pupils to use circle properties to predict and monitor the International Space Station and the space shuttle’s positions for docking. They also investigate how NASA researchers simulate an astronaut’s movement in a spacesuit, estimate the area of a Crew Module, and determine the minimal path and minimal time for the Lunar Rover to perform tasks on the Moon's surface.

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