This Communications and the Lunar Outpost lesson plan also includes:
Can you hear me now? Groups use given information about communication on the moon to determine the maximum distance an astronaut can travel and stay in communication. Using the calculations, they determine what lunar features they can explore. The pupils calculate maximum travel distances for other tower heights.
- Provide instruction on finding the leg of a right triangle given r and h for a circle
- Perform the same calculations for a cell tower located on Earth
- Class should be familiar with the Pythagorean Theorem and determining angles in a right triangle
- Diagrams provide a layout of the problem
- The lesson provides a design element that requires pupils to apply previous computations
- Figure Two may be misleading to individuals because it is not drawn to scale