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Smart Skies graphic, showing a white cloud with a black graduation cap with a red tassel sitting on top of a white cloud with the words Smart Skies.



Grade Levels

Grades 5-8, Grades 9-12


Physical Science, Flight and Aeronautics


Educator Guides, Interactive Multimedia, Lesson Plans / Activities, Videos, Websites

Smart Skies

Welcome to Smart Skies!

Smart Skies is a program developed by NASA to engage students in Grades 5-9 in real-life applications of mathematics and science. The program enables students to apply proportional reasoning to make decisions and resolve conflicts in realistic air traffic control problems involving two or more planes.

There are two aspects to the program: LineUp with Math and FlyBy Math. Both are well-suited to formal and informal educational settings. Student workbooks and educator guides (with answer keys) have been classroom-tested and are provided for all problems.

LineUp with Math

About LineUp with Math

Flyby Math

About Flyby Math


Simulator (online)

Simulator (download .zip)

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