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NASA CONNECT™: "The Centennial of Flight Special Edition: Problem Solving: The "Wright" Math" (2002-2003)
February 22, 2012
Target: Grades 6-8

Length: 30 minutes

In "Problem Solving: The "Wright" Math," students will learn about he evolution of flight. They will learn how the Wright Brothers became the first human beings to successfully design, construct and fly an airplane. Students will learn the method the Wright Brothers used in designing their airplane. They will also be introduced to NASA's Morphing Project, a radically new approach to designing aircraft of the future. They will observe NASA researchers using problem-solving techniques to design wings that will change their shape during flight. By conducting hands-on and web activities, students will make connections between NASA research and the mathematics, science and technology they learn in their classrooms.


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