Engage and Educate Advanced High School Students
Advanced students require challenging materials to keep them focused on their studies and to help provide them insight into the limitless array of options in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
NASA's Math and Science @ Work project provides challenging supplemental problems for students in advanced STEM classes (grades 10-12), based on space exploration topics. These problems are free-response style format. This project engages students by providing real world applications to promote critical thinking and problem-solving while exposing students to careers working in space exploration. Currently, problems are available for advanced Physics, Calculus, Biology and Chemistry courses, as well as US History and Human Geography.
Exploration Series: Students will be exposed to different systems and projects of human exploration missions at NASA. Students will learn about the design, development and planning that is necessary as NASA prepares for future exploration.
Mission Control Center Series: Students will learn how flight controllers in the Space Shuttle Mission Control Center use math and science during a space shuttle mission. Problems will target advanced, high-school Calculus, Physics, Biology and Chemistry courses.
Celebrating of Apollo Series: In conjunction with the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing mission, students will use data and documents relating to NASA's Apollo Program to apply their analytical skills and enduring understandings necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials in United States history. Student will also assess developments from the space program and impacts on our global society.