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NASA Engineering Design Challenges - Spacecraft Structures
6th - 9th
What kind of design challenges are there in building structures to support rocket engines? The unit takes design teams through the process of building the lightest possible thrust support structure that can withstand the necessary forces...
The Structure of Ratio Tables—Additive and Multiplicative
6th CCSS: Designed
Build tables by understanding their structure. Scholars take a closer look at the structure of ratio tables in the 10th segment in a 29-part series. Individuals realize that the tables can be built using an additive or multiplicative...
The Motion of the Moon, Sun, and Stars—Motivating Mathematics
10th - 12th CCSS: Designed
What does math have to do with the behavior of the earth and sun? Learn how the movement of celestial bodies has influenced the development of trigonometry. Scholars connects the details in mathematics to their real-world meaning.
Discovering Math: Exploring Geometry
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Apply geometric properties and formulae for surface area and volume by constructing a three-dimensional model of a city. Learners use similar and congruent figures and transformations to create a city of at least 10 buildings. They trade...
Hazards: Fourth Grade Lesson Plans and Activities
4th CCSS: Adaptable
Learn about damage associated with earthquakes and materials that best withstand a quake. A lab engages class members in the experimental design and construction of sturdy structures that can endure various earthquake intensities. Groups...
Graphs of Quadratic Functions in Intercept Form: Architectural Bridge Challenge
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
There are architectural parabolas all around us! A creative lesson analyzes the architecture of a parabolic bridge. Learners must manipulate the bridge to satisfy given criteria and then answer questions about the dimensions of the...