Press Release

Pilot-test NASA’s New “Smart Skies” Math/Science Materials (Grades 5-8)

By SpaceRef Editor
March 4, 2004
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You’re invited to apply to participate in a nationwide pilot-test of the “Smart Skies” standards-based math and science curriculum supplements developed by NASA/Ames for grades 5-8.

Your students will take on the roles of pilots, air traffic controllers, or NASA scientists to solve real-world air traffic control problems involving two planes flying on routes where a conflict may occur.

In each lesson, student teams conduct an interactive classroom flight experiment.  The experiment is supported by student problem-solving worksheets featuring a variety of grade-appropriate mathematics methods (tables, graphs, or equations) for solving the airplane distance-rate-time problems.

All worksheets, lesson plans, and teacher guides will be available for you to download online.

When you complete the pilot-test, you’ll receive a special NASA gift award.  Your class will receive a gift pack of NASA certificates, CD’s, posters, and more.

Click here to learn more and to apply by March 15th:

We look forward to hearing from you!

SpaceRef staff editor.