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NASA eClips™

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Use these educational video segments to inspire and engage students.

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Do-It-Yourself Podcasts

DIY Podcast

Create your own podcast with NASA video and audio clips.

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NASA Student Ambassadors

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NASA has inducted more than 80 high-performing interns into a new virtual community.

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    Precalculus Series

    Precalculus is a continuation of previous foundations from Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2. Students use functions, equations, and limits to express generalizations and to analyze and understand a broad variety of mathematical relationships. The Applications in Precalculus Series uses functions to represent not only algebraic and geometric situations, but those involving probability, statistics and trigonometry, as well as calculus.

Precalculus

  • The Robotic Arm

    The Robotic Arm

    Precalculus
    Students will study the movement and mechanics of the robotic arm on the ISS using their knowledge in geometry and precalculus.

  • Simulating Weightlessness

    Simulating Weightlessness

    Precalculus
    Students will study the flight pattern of NASA’s C-9 jet using their knowledge of precalculus and parametric equations.

  • Space Vectors

    Space Vectors

    Precalculus
    Students will use spherical coordinates and vector addition to find position coordinates of the space shuttle with respect to the Earth’s center.

  • Rendezvous for Two

    Rendezvous for Two

    Precalculus
    Students will describe the circular orbits of the space shuttle and the International Space Station (ISS) and predict the trajectory of the space shuttle as it rendezvous’ with the ISS.

  • Earth Can You Hear Me Now

    Earth Can You Hear Me Now?

    Precalculus
    Students will investigate, analyze and model the communication time lag between Earth and Mars.

  • The Lunar Lander - Ascending from the Moon

    The Lunar Lander - Ascending from the Moon

    Geometry, Algebra 2, Precalculus
    Students will apply trigonometric functions when using data from the liftoff of the Lunar Lander from the Moon's surface.

  • Communications and the Lunar Outpost

    Communications and the Lunar Outpost

    Geometry, Algebra 2, Precalculus
    Students will apply mathematics formulas to calculate various geometric measures in the relationships between the height of a lunar communication tower and the tower’s communications range.

Career Profiles

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    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