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Linear Equations: NASA Connect—Breaking Barriers

During this professional development session, participants received information about implementing the Breaking Barriers activity. Breaking Barriers provides students an opportunity to step into the shoes of a NASA engineer to design, build, and test an X-1 balloon. Through data analysis students make conclusions about the speed of their aircraft and make discoveries about average speed as a linear function.


Details

This web seminar is part of a series of electronic professional development experiences sponsored by the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) project. NASA Explorer Schools invests in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics educators to inspire and engage a whole generation of future scientists, engineers and technicians that NASA needs to continue our journey. NES gives educators of grades 4-12 free access to NASA’s people, missions, research, and facilities. We take the work out of searching through thousands of materials on the NASA website and provide a comprehensive set of teaching materials for dozens of STEM concepts. For additional information about the NASA Explorer Schools project, visit http://explorerschools.nasa.gov.


Each web seminar is a unique, stand-alone program. Archives of the web seminars and the presenters' PowerPoint presentations will be available through the links on this web page. Learn more about the features of the web seminars and read answers to frequently asked questions from participants.



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