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Space Math II Educator Guide

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These activities comprise a series of 24 practical mathematics applications in space science. This collection of activities is based on a weekly series of space science problems distributed to teachers during the 2005-2006 school year. The problems in this booklet investigate science and mathematics concepts such as solar energy; stars; scientific notation; and distance, rate and time. The problems are authentic glimpses of modern engineering issues that arise in designing satellites to work in space. Each word problem has background information providing insight into the basic phenomena of the sun-Earth system, specifically space weather. One-page teacher sheets with answer keys accompany the one-page assignments.

Space Math II [12MB PDF file]

Introductory Pages

Problem 1, Solar Storm Timeline

Problem 2, Solar Energy in Space

Problem 3, Why do stars rise in the East?

Problem 4, Interplanetary Shock Wave

Problem 5, Calculating Star Distances

Problem 6, A Sine of the Times

Problem 7, Counting the Stars in the Sky

Problem 8, Measuring Speed in the Universe

Problem 9, Applications of Scientific Notation

Problem 10, Exploring a Galaxy: NGC-1232

Problem 11, The Speed of Galaxy Q2125-431

Problem 12, Star clusters up close

Problem 13, A Glimpse of the Most Distant Galaxy

Problem 14, Solar Surface Details

Problem 15, A Galaxy Up Close

Problem 16, Asteroids Between Mars and the Sun

Problem 17, Exploring the Dwarf Planet Eris

Problem 18, Searching for Company in the Universe

Problem 19, Counting the Stars in Draco

Problem 20, Astronomy in the round

Problem 21, Star Light ... Star Bright ...

Problem 22, A Bit of Satellite Math

Problem 23, Theories, Hypothesis, Laws, Facts & Beliefs

Problem 24, Solar Storms in the News

Additional Resources

Space Math I

Space Math III

Space Math IV

Space Math V

Space Math VI

Space Math VII

Adventures in Space Science Mathematics

Algebra 2 With Space Science Applications

Astrobiology Math

Black Hole Math

Earth Math

Electromagnetic Math

Exploring Planetary Moons

Exploring Stars in the Milky Way

Exploring the Lunar Surface

Exploring the Milky Way

Image Scale Math

Lunar Math

Magnetic Math

Mars Math

Radiation Math

Remote Sensing Math

Solar Math

Space Weather Math

Transit Math