Sharon Bowers National Institute of Aerospace
<ul><li>Build relevance to math (and science) instruction through real world application. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>STEM <...
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What do you know about the moon?
Graphical Dictionaries
  How big is the moon?
  How far away is the moon?
  How far?
How are craters formed? How do you think lunar craters are formed?
<ul><li>How does height affect crater size? </li></ul><ul><li>How does mass of impactor affect crater size? </li></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>What do you measure when you measure craters? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you measure the area of an irregular shape?...
 
 
<ul><li>How can you measure the scale of a lunar image? </li></ul>Measuring Craters From a Distance 700 m (500 pixels)
<ul><li>Suppose that over a period of 100,000 years, four asteroids struck the lunar surface.  </li></ul><ul><li>What woul...
<ul><li>What can we learn from creating our own lunar impacts? </li></ul>LCROSS
Exploring the Moon
Moon Math Supplemental Guide Students will:  1) approximate the area and volume of a classroom-made crater,  2) calculate ...
http://spacemath.gsfc.nasa.gov/
 
 
 
Google Moon
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  This lesson Mathematics  –  Science  –  Moon properties, gravity Technology  – Innovation  –  Mathematicians Scientists ...
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Moon Craters + SpaceMath = 21st Century RealWorld Connections

  1. 1. Sharon Bowers National Institute of Aerospace
  2. 2. <ul><li>Build relevance to math (and science) instruction through real world application. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>STEM </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Explore NASA and NIA resources that support integrative STEM instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Share appropriate Web 2.0 tools </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Slide Share </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moon Craters + SpaceMath = 21 st Century RealWorld Connections </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LiveBinder </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moon Craters + SpaceMath = 21 st Century RealWorld Connections </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. www.wordle.net THINK, PAIR, SHARE YOUR ANSWERS Wordle
  5. 11. 5E Model of Learning E – Engage E – Explore E – Explain E – Extend E – Evaluate
  6. 13. What do you know about the moon?
  7. 14. Graphical Dictionaries
  8. 15. How big is the moon?
  9. 16. How far away is the moon?
  10. 17. How far?
  11. 18. How are craters formed? How do you think lunar craters are formed?
  12. 19. <ul><li>How does height affect crater size? </li></ul><ul><li>How does mass of impactor affect crater size? </li></ul><ul><li>How does angle of impact affect crater size? </li></ul><ul><li>How does the material of the surface affect crater size? </li></ul>Impact Craters
  13. 20. <ul><li>What do you measure when you measure craters? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you measure the area of an irregular shape? </li></ul>Measuring Craters
  14. 23. <ul><li>How can you measure the scale of a lunar image? </li></ul>Measuring Craters From a Distance 700 m (500 pixels)
  15. 24. <ul><li>Suppose that over a period of 100,000 years, four asteroids struck the lunar surface. </li></ul><ul><li>What would be the probability that they would strike an already-cratered area, or the lunar mare, where there are few craters? </li></ul>Crater Probability
  16. 25. <ul><li>What can we learn from creating our own lunar impacts? </li></ul>LCROSS
  17. 26. Exploring the Moon
  18. 27. Moon Math Supplemental Guide Students will: 1) approximate the area and volume of a classroom-made crater, 2) calculate and compare the scale of lunar craters to classroom craters, and 3) observe how the size, mass, and angle of impact of a projectile affect the area and volume of a crater. Moon Math: Craters!
  19. 28. http://spacemath.gsfc.nasa.gov/
  20. 32. Google Moon
  21. 33. Where’s the STEM? Science – the study of the physical world; driven by a questio n Technology – the application of scientific and engineering knowledge to achieve a practical result . Engineering – the creation of the designed world; driven by societal need Mathematics – bridges science and engineering Innovation – Creation of something new
  22. 34. LCROSS Mission Mathematics – Science – Gravity, Laws of Motion, Moon, Chemistry Technology – Innovation – Mathematicians Scientists & Engineers Engineers, Technicians & Scientists Engineers & many other professions & skills Carried out by : Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus Un-crewed missions for lunar exploration Rockets, Satellites, Cameras, Computers, Communications
  23. 35. This lesson Mathematics – Science – Moon properties, gravity Technology – Innovation – Mathematicians Scientists & Engineers Engineers, Technicians & Scientists Engineers & many other professions & skills Carried out by : Scale, area, measurement Impactor launcher LCROSS
  24. 36. Black light -- Spectrometer
  25. 37. The Milky Way . . . how big is big? If our entire solar system could be shrunk down to the size of a quarter, the Milky Way Galaxy, which is approximately 10,000 light- years in width, would be the width of the continental United States!

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