"The NASA Challenger Center field trip is the highlight of the year for the sixth grade students at Crafton Elementary. One child said he had been waiting since kindergarten to go on this unique ride into space."
Claire Rex
Pennsylvania Science Teacher of the Year

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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