Plane Math Online Activity
A screen shot of the Plane Math Web site

The information in this video was accurate as of the original publication date.

Audience: Educators and Students
Grades: 5-8
Year: 2001

This NASA video segment briefly explores how the development of the Hyper-X experimental airplane will impact the future of flight. Viewers learn that if commercial airlines incorporate Hyper-X technology into their aircraft, people will be able to travel across the United States in about 30 minutes. The remainder of the segment explores the Plane Math interactive Web site. The Plane Math site has eight training departments with information about aeronautical principles. Besides many interactive learning tools, Plane Math includes geometry- and algebra-related concepts. Students simulate designing an aircraft for a client and testing the design in a virtual wind tunnel.

Plane Math Online Activity
Duration: 2 minutes 11 seconds
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This video clip is part of the NASA CONNECT™ Geometry and Algebra: The Future Flight Equation DVD that may be ordered from the Central Operation of Resources for Educators, or CORE  →.

Other video learning clips in this series:
NASA's Experimental Plane: What It Is and What It Does
The Process Involved in Aircraft Design
Hands-on Aircraft Design Activity
Preparing for Flight: Testing the Hyper-X