Don't Count NASA Out of your Math Classes: Fuel for the Fire
Monday 12/05/2016
5:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grade 6-8

See how your students get engaged in a game landing the Eagle module at Tranquility Base. They will explore how the shape of a fuel tank is related to a graph of height vs. time as the tank is filled at a constant rate. Students will use the knowledge gained from that exploration to determine a function for computing the volume of fuel given the height in the cylindrical tanks of the SLS. Finally, your students will use that function to launch the SLS on its first mission around the moon

Brandon Hargis

Brandon has 16 years of experience as a teacher and leader in STEM Education.  He holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Middle Grades Science Education and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership & Administration with certifications for Principal and Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction.  Brandon became an Education Specialist with NASA in 2009.  He is now a faculty member of Texas State University and is the Educator Professional Development Collaborative Education Specialist at NASA Johnson Space Center.  He is responsible for designing and conducting professional development workshops, modeling best practices for culturally responsive teaching, and developing digital badges for online courses.  Brandon collaborates with state and local education agencies in the JSC region of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Colorado, South Dakota, & North Dakota.