Moon Math Supplemental Guide Students will: 1) approximate the area and volume of a classroom-made crater, 2) calculate and compare the scale of lunar craters to classroom craters, and 3) observe how the size, mass, and angle of impact of a projectile affect the area and volume of a crater. Moon Math: Craters!
Where’s the STEM? Science – the study of the physical world; driven by a questio n Technology – the application of scientific and engineering knowledge to achieve a practical result . Engineering – the creation of the designed world; driven by societal need Mathematics – bridges science and engineering Innovation – Creation of something new
LCROSS Mission Mathematics – Science – Gravity, Laws of Motion, Moon, Chemistry Technology – Innovation – Mathematicians Scientists & Engineers Engineers, Technicians & Scientists Engineers & many other professions & skills Carried out by : Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus Un-crewed missions for lunar exploration Rockets, Satellites, Cameras, Computers, Communications
This lesson Mathematics – Science – Moon properties, gravity Technology – Innovation – Mathematicians Scientists & Engineers Engineers, Technicians & Scientists Engineers & many other professions & skills Carried out by : Scale, area, measurement Impactor launcher LCROSS
The Milky Way . . . how big is big? If our entire solar system could be shrunk down to the size of a quarter, the Milky Way Galaxy, which is approximately 10,000 light- years in width, would be the width of the continental United States!