"The students left the session begging for more! What a wonderful feeling that was…to know that at least for one day we were able to make learning a positive thing for these students. I can guarantee you that these students will remember this e-Mission for years to come."
Gary Phillips
Director of Technology, Gallia County Local Schools


Target Moon

target moonA comet is on target to hit one of our lunar settlements. The comet tracking team tracks the comet as it is approaching and provides estimated times of impact and the distance reached by ejecta. The Moon mapping team calculates which location on the Moon has the highest probability of impact and the area of the impact. The crisis management team determines which base needs evacuation orders and executes those orders. They are responsible for moving equipment and personnel to safety and calculating the estimated arrival times of astronauts using various methods of transportation. The communications team relays all data and recommendations to mission control as the team handles this crisis.

 

Grades: 6-8

Subjects: math

Standards: area of a circle, distance/time/rate, probabilities, risk management, graphing, graph interpretation, math in everyday life

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