# NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Geometry Series

Geometry is a course in which students learn to use mathematics as a way to describe and explain attributes of our physical world and is, therefore, a natural setting for practical applications. The Applications in Geometry Series offers opportunities to learn the mathematics of deductive and spatial reasoning and to make algebraic connections to the geometric figures that they study.

## Geometry

• ### The NBL Pool

Geometry
Students will use geometry to compare and contrast the dimensions of the NBL pool, the International Space Station, and a football field.

• ### Oh Chute!

Geometry
Students will create a table, using scale factor, showing the actual dimensions and the scale models dimensions of several structural pieces of the Capsule Parachute Assembly System structure.

• ### It All Comes Full Circle

Geometry
Students will use circle properties to predict and monitor the International Space Station and the space shuttle's positions for docking.

• ### An Astronaut in Motion

Geometry
Students will investigate how NASA researchers simulate an astronautâ€™s movement in a space suit by creating an avatar and applying transformation principles.

• ### Next Generation Spacecraft

Algebra 1, Geometry
Students will decompose the cross section of a Crew Module into smaller shapes to estimate its area.

• ### Lunar Rover

Algebra 1, Geometry
Students will apply the distance formula and the Pythagorean Theorem to determine the minimal path and minimal time for the Lunar Rover to perform tasks on the surface of the Moon.

## Career Profiles

• ### 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

• ### NASA 3D Virtuality

Explore NASA as never before with 3DV, using the latest technology that allows you have a virtual reality experience on your desktop.

• ### Experience 3D Virtuality With Robonaut

Move, pack, and unpack Robonaut in 3D Virtuality!

• ### NASA Home and City 2.0

Do you know how to find a trace of outer space in your home and city? This updated release is loaded with new features.