# NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Algebra 1 Series

Algebra 1 is the gateway course to the entire high school mathematics curriculum and is essential for success in high school science courses. The Applications in Algebra 1 Series emphasize linear and quadratic functions.

## Algebra 1

• ### Spacewalking

Algebra 1
One of the key components of a spacesuit is breathable air. Students will use previous oxygen usage data from two astronauts to predict if the astronauts can complete an upcoming spacewalk.

• ### Suit Yourself

Algebra 1
Students will perform a brainstorming activity to create critical components of a spacesuit. Students will also evaluate the oxygen usage of two astronauts performing a spacewalk using linear equation concepts.

• ### Weightless Wonder

Algebra 1, Algebra 2
Students will investigate the characteristics of quadratic functions to solve real-world problems involving the parabolic flights of NASA's Weightless Wonder jet.

• ### Space Shuttle Ascent: Mass vs. Time

Algebra 1
Students will be asked to create scatter plots and find linear regression equations using mission data on the mass of the space shuttle during the first two minutes of the ascent phase.

• ### Space Shuttle Ascent: Altitude vs. Time

Algebra 1
Students will be asked to create scatter plots and find quadratic regression equations using mission data on the altitude of the space shuttle during the first two minutes of the ascent phase.

• ### Ascent: 50 Seconds to MECO

Algebra 1
Students will interpret velocity and acceleration graphs from the ascent phase of a space shuttle flight (8.5 minutes), and focus on the last 50 seconds before Main Engine Cut-Off, or MECO, to identify a linear function.

• ### Lost in Space: Bone Density

Algebra 1
Students will explore slope and y-intercept and solve linear equations while investigating the risks of increased loss of Bone Mineral Density when the human body is in the reduced gravity of space compared to Earth's 1 g environment.

• ### Exercising in Space

Algebra 1
Students will identify a direct variation, solve linear equations, and create tables based on the exercise equipment provided for astronauts on long duration missions on the ISS.

## Career Profiles

• ### So You Want to Work for NASA...

This resource page provides information about some of the careers NASA has to offer and the opportunities available for students.

## Exploration Interactives

• ### NASA 3D Virtuality

Explore NASA as never before with 3DV, using the latest technology that allows you have a virtual reality experience on your desktop.

• ### Experience 3D Virtuality With Robonaut

Move, pack, and unpack Robonaut in 3D Virtuality!

• ### NASA Home and City 2.0

Do you know how to find a trace of outer space in your home and city? This updated release is loaded with new features.