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NASA CONNECT™: "Geometry and Algebra: Glow With the Flow" (2000)
February 22, 2012
Target: Grades 5-8

Length: 30 minutes

In Geometry and Algebra: Glow With the Flow, students will learn about the force of drag and how NASA engineers use models and glowing paints to see how air flows over vehicles in a wind tunnel. Students will also discover how the blended wing body, a concept super jumbo jet that resembles a flying wing, will affect air travelers of the future. Students will observe NASA engineers using geometry and algebra when they measure and design models to be tested in wind tunnels. By conducting classroom and online activities, students will make connections between NASA research and the mathematics, science and technology they learn in their classroom.

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