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Space Math: Lunar Math DLESE Reviewed Collection
This booklet includes 17 problems relating to the Moon and its exploration. Images from NASA are analyzed to determine image scales and the physical sizes of various crates and features. The probability of meteor impacts near a lunar colony are calculated, and the horizon distance is determined using simple geometry. Also covered are: determining the mass of the Moon, a simple model for the lunar interior, heat flow rates, extracting oxygen from lunar rock, and lunar transits and eclipses. (8.5 x11, 28 pages, 11 color images, PDF file)
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Assessment / Evaluation
    • Problem set
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
Subject:
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
None.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-ESERevProd-000-000-000-406
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Sten Odenwald
NASA GSFC