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Visit this site: http://smartskies.nasa.gov/

Author:NASA Airspace Systems: Ames Research Center
Description: Distance-Rate-Time Problems in Air Traffic Control for Grades 5-9. Six rich, standards-linked problems, each with student worksheets and teacher guides and related materials. Each features a guided experiment for students to carry out. Worksheets provide up to six different methods of calculating the results, including: counting, plotting points on lines or graphs, deriving and using a formula, and graphing a system of linear equations. Optional pre- and post-tests are provided, as well as video clips to introduce students to the nation's air traffic control system. PDF files, with Quicktime video clips. Also available at http://quest.nasa.gov/projects/smart_skies/.

Levels: Fifth Grade, Middle School (6-8), Ninth Grade
Languages: English
Resource Types: Video, Simulations, Lesson Plans and Activities
Math Topics: Basic Algebra, Arithmetic/Early Math, Euclidean Plane Geometry, Applications/Connections

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