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Safeguarding Our Atmosphere

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Subject Area: Computer Applications/Word Processing

Grade Level: 9-12

National Technology Standards:

  • Technology Research Tools - Select and apply technology tools for research, information analysis, problem-solving, and decision-making in content learning.
  • Technology Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tools - Routinely and efficiently use on-line information resources to meet needs for collaboration, research, publications, communications, and productivity.

Objective:

 After reading the explanation given below, use the World Wide Web to discover what NASA Glenn Research Center is doing to safeguard our atmosphere and summarize the findings in a business report format.


Depletion of the earth's ozone level and acid rain are critical problems which affect everyone. NASA Glenn Research Center is committed to providing the technologies to make today's and tomorrow's engines run cleaner.

The way in which fuel is injected into the aircraft's engine is important to ensure clean burning of the fuel. NASA Glenn Research Center is conducting laboratory studies of this process using laser lights to enhance visualization of fuel-air flow patterns and combustion simulations (shown below) of fuel injection in bench-top tests.

Picture of Laser doppler system

Click on Safeguarding our Atmosphere to begin your activity.


Assessment:

You, or you and your partner(s), will be evaluated by the creativity and thoroughness you display and the proper use of the business report format.

Evaluation:

Demonstrate the ability to use the World Wide Web to discover what NASA Glenn Research Center is doing to curtail the exhaust emissions produced by current and future jet engines. Summarize your information in a business report format.

Submitted by: Michael Guildoo, Olmsted Falls High School, Olmsted Falls, Ohio


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