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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

The Calculator Controlled Robots activities are designed to engage students in hands-on inquiry-based missions. These activities address National science and technology standards, as well as specifically focusing on mathematics content and process standards. There are ten missions and three exploration extensions that provide activities for up to one semester. These activities are geared towards using a graphing calculator with a Norland Research calculator robot. Best results for student engagement have been obtained with each student having her/his own CalcBot (calculator + robot) to use in class. The curriculum is suited for mathematics, science, technology, or after-school classes. Appended are: (1) Where to Find Specific Mathematics Content; (2) National Content Standards for Mathematics: Grades 6-8; (3) National Process Standards for Mathematics: Grades 6-8; (4) National Content Standards for Science: Grades 5-8; (5) National Educational Technology Standards for Students; and (6) Standards for English Language Arts.

Descriptors: Graphing Calculators, Educational Technology, Robotics, Discovery Learning, Discovery Processes, Hands on Science, Creative Activities, Science Activities, Academic Standards, Space Exploration, Mathematics Education, Astronomy, Science Education, Teaching Models, Instructional Design

National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Public Communications and Inquiries Management Office, NASA Headquarters Suite 1M32, Washington, DC 20546-0001. Tel: 202-358-0001; Fax: 202-358-3469; Web site: http://www.nasa.gov





Author: Tuchscherer, Tyson

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=3572&id=ED510827



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