HOW CAN WE USE MATHEMATICS TO SOLVE REAL WORLD PROBLEMS?

Explore the videos, activities, and resources below to discover how we can use mathematics to solve real-world problems.

Activities

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Land a spacecraft on target CLICK HERELand a spacecraft on target CLICK HERE
Land a spacecraft on target CLICK HERE
Land a spacecraft on target CLICK HERE
Put your math and physics skills to the test by landing a spacecraft on target with this hands-on activity.
View the world at night CLICK HEREView the world at night CLICK HERE
View the world at night CLICK HERE
View the world at night CLICK HERE
The Globe at Night program is an international citizen-science campaign to raise public awareness of the impact of light pollution by inviting citizen-scientists to measure their night sky brightness and submit their observations from a computer or smart phone.
Test the limits of aerospace CLICK HERETest the limits of aerospace CLICK HERE
Test the limits of aerospace CLICK HERE
Test the limits of aerospace CLICK HERE
Explore the vital role testing plays in the creation of Boeing’s products and systems!
Check out a flight center CLICK HERECheck out a flight center CLICK HERE
Check out a flight center CLICK HERE
Check out a flight center CLICK HERESponsored by NASA
Experience how NASA preps for flights at the Edwards Air Force Base in California.
Navigate mission control CLICK HERENavigate mission control CLICK HERE
Navigate mission control CLICK HERE
Navigate mission control CLICK HERESponsored by NASA
Check out the jet pupulsion laboratory and mission control at Charles Elachi Mission Control Center.
Go on an exploration to Mars CLICK HEREGo on an exploration to Mars CLICK HERE
Go on an exploration to Mars CLICK HERE
Go on an exploration to Mars CLICK HERE
Always wanted to cruise around on the surface of another planet? Well, you’re in luck! In Explore Mars, you will be driving a rover on Mars and collecting information about Martian rocks.
Explore the ocean CLICK HEREExplore the ocean CLICK HERE
Explore the ocean CLICK HERE
Explore the ocean CLICK HERESponsored by Boeing
Travel to the depths of the ocean 8,200 feet below the surface inside a specially designed autonomous sea vehicle: The Echo Voyager.
Determine the forces of flight CLICK HEREDetermine the forces of flight CLICK HERE
Determine the forces of flight CLICK HERE
Determine the forces of flight CLICK HERESponsored by Boeing
In this experience students will learn about the Principle Forces of Flight: lift, weight, thrust, and drag.
Experience Curiosity CLICK HEREExperience Curiosity CLICK HERE
Experience Curiosity CLICK HERE
Experience Curiosity CLICK HERESponsored by NASA
Drive around Mars using the Curiosity rover.
Become a globe observer CLICK HEREBecome a globe observer CLICK HERE
Become a globe observer CLICK HERE
Become a globe observer CLICK HERESponsored by NASA
Become a member of GLOBE Observers and contribute to necessary scientific research.
Visit a space center CLICK HEREVisit a space center CLICK HERE
Visit a space center CLICK HERE
Visit a space center CLICK HERESponsored by Boeing
Join Boeing and Discovery Education on an virtual field trip to historic Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

VIDEOS

More questions? One of these videos might help.

Tour of the Moon in 4k

Take a virtual tour of the Moon in all-new 4K resolution, thanks to data provided by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.

WATCH HERE

Pixar: The Math Behind the Movies

Watch this quick video to learn how Pixar uses Geometry to create their characters and movies.

WATCH HERE

Day at Work: Manufacturing Engineer

How does math apply to everyday life? Find out in this Day in the Life video of Joenel Johnson, a Senior Manufacturing Engineer for Space Systems Loral.

WATCH HERE

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