Lesson Plan

Lights on the International Space Station

Groups explore illumination with NASA's Lighting Environment Test Facility (LETF) as a context. Using the TI-Nspire app, groups determine the lux equation that models their simulation. They then use the lux equation to solve problems relating to illumination on the International Space Station.

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Provide a mini-lesson on the restriction of domains in order to model real-world situations
Classroom Considerations
  • The hands-on activity requires flashlights, preferrably of different strengths
  • Requires TI-Nspire handhelds
Pros
  • The lesson provides a hands-on activity as a hook
  • The TI-Nspire document also comes as a solution document for the teacher
Cons
  • None