NASA Glenn History in
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.
After reading the explanation given below, use the World
Wide Web to access information on the history of aeronautics at
NASA Glenn Research Center located in Cleveland, Ohio, and
summarize the findings in term paper format.
The NASA Glenn Research Center was established in 1941 by the
National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). It was one of
three such centers nationwide. Named for George W. Lewis, NACA's
Director of Research from 1924 to 1947, the Lewis Research Center developed an
international reputation for its research on jet propulsion systems.
In October 1958, the NACA Centers became the nucleus of the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Below is the picture for
the ground breaking for the NACA Lewis Research Center in 1941. The center was re-named
the NASA Glenn Research Center to honor John H. Glenn, one of the original Mercury Astronauts,
who was born and raised in New Concord, Ohio, and served as Senator from Ohio for many
Click on History of Glenn Research
Center to begin your activity.
You will be evaluated by the creativity and thoroughness
you display and the proper use of the term paper format. The term
paper that will be prepared will be for one decade only. Remember
NASA Glenn Research did work on rockets also; but this paper
should pertain to aeronautics.
Demonstrate the ability to use the World Wide Web to
study the history of NASA Glenn Research Center and the part that
the Center played in aeronautics during the decades of the 1950s,
1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Summarize that information in a
short term paper.
Submitted by: Michael Guildoo, Olmsted Falls High School,
Olmsted Falls, Ohio