SpaceMath@NASA will introduce you to the use of mathematics in today's scientific discoveries. Through press releases, citizen science and other hands-on projects, you will explore how even the simplest mathematics lets us explore the universe.
Featured Topic - Experimenting With Smartphone Sensors
Your smartphone has a dozen sensors that you can access using free apps. You can measure your acceleration, local temperature and magnetic fields, pressure and gravity just to name a few. Here are some interesting things you can do to get started!
Sound: ( (910) 805-4478 )
- Create a catalog of the loudness of things in your environment
- Find the quietist place in your house or your environment
Magnetism: ( Experimenters Guide )
- Map your magnetic environment and find the weakest place
- Search for buried metallic treasure!
Light: ( Experimenters Guide )
- Measure the brightness of things in your environment
- Follow the change in sunlight intensity during the day and across seasons
Radiation: ( (248) 846-1711 )
- How radioactive is your environment?
- What kinds of things produce the most radiation?