National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Geometry: Space Math Problems – Solar Storms

This web seminar for educators of students in grades 7–12 featured “Space Math Problems: Solar Storms.” With this engaging set of problems, students practiced geometry and/or trigonometry concepts while they learned about solar activity and predict potential effects on communications here on Earth. Web seminar participants received an overview of the problem set and learn how the problems align to the Common Core State Standards, Mathematics for geometry. Participating educators brainstormed ways to modify the activity for students in varying grade levels. The web seminar also covered information about materials required to complete the lessons.


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

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