Classroom Activity

DIFFUSION OF NASA TECHNOLOGY
 
Human Geography

Key Topic: Diffusion of Technology

After students learn about the many NASA technologies that have been integrated into society since the Apollo program, they will answer a free-response essay question explaining the diffusion involved.

Students will
  • recognize how locations are connected through different scales;
  • characterize and analyze interconnections among locations;
  • describe the different types of diffusion and identify examples of the different types of diffusion in the real world; and
  • discuss the diffusion of NASA technology and its impact on a global scale.


DOWNLOADS
> Diffusion of NASA Technology Educator Edition (PDF 243 KB)
> Diffusion of NASA Technology Student Edition (PDF 107 KB)
> Types of Diffusion Class Activity (PDF 89 KB)
> NASA Facts: Benefits from Apollo (PDF 5.8 MB)

Related Resources
> INTERACTIVE: NASA Home and City