Currently the PUMAS collection contains **85** examples.

The PUMAS examples are aimed primarily at helping pre-college teachers enrich their presentation of topics in math and science.

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**a number of examples**that relate to your area of interest, perhaps written in different styles, and possibly taking different approaches to the material. There may also be**comments/lesson plans**filed with some of the examples, written by previous users. **Use these examples as a**-- Select, adapt, recontextualize, and present the material to your students in a way that you judge will best meet your students' needs, abilities, and interests.*resource*- You may have ideas related to a particular example that might be helpful to subsequent users. There is an opportunity, on the "Display an Example" page associated with that example, for you to
**submit your comments/lesson plans**. - PUMAS examples are
**citable references**. If you use material from PUMAS examples in other work, please cite them appropriately, e.g.: Chambers, L.H., "How Now, Pythagoras?", 07_10_98_1, The PUMAS Collection, http://pumas.nasa.gov, 1998.

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- Logarithms: Taking the Curve Out
- Geometry to the Rescue: A Story in Pictures
- How Now, Pythagoras?
- It's Raining Cats and Dogs...and Fish and Frogs...and Birds

- Studies of a Population of Stars: Mapping the Positions of Stars
- Seeing Interference Fringes with a Telescope
- The Moon Orbits the Sun?!?!
- When a Ruler Is Too Short
- Why is Summer Hot?
- Why Is There a Tidal Bulge Opposite the Moon?
- What the Doppler Effect Tells Us About Distant Stars and Planets
- Studies of a Population of Stars: Distances and Motions
- Studies of a Population of Stars: How Bright Are the Stars, Really?
- How Big Is the Earth?
- Color and Spectrum
- Earth Turns? Prove It!
- Length of the Day
- Sand or Rock? Finding Out from 1,000 km
- Seeing Interference Fringes

- Determining the Altitude of Iridium Flares
- Can an Astronaut on Mars distinguish the Earth from its Moon?
- Snowmelt and Floods

- Why Tailgating on Freeways is Unsafe: A Real-life Example Using Quadratic Equations
- Algebra Magic - Create Your Own Number Puzzles
- Square Root of 2: Irrational, Yes! Impractical, No!

- Ice Sheets and Sea Level Rise
- Lower Calories, Lower Fat: Making a Healthier Cake Without Loss of Taste

- Contouring and Topo Maps
- Mixing and Stirring
- Cross Section and Slope
- Hypothermia in the Little House
- Particle Man and the Photon
- Preventing Hypothermia
- There's Air in There!

- The Cause of the Earth's Seasons
- Modeling the Motions of the Earth, Moon and Sun
- The Cause of the Phases of the Moon
- The Mathematical Implications of Lying
- The Rubber Band Problem