ASCENT: 50 SECONDS TO MECO
Domain and range, independent and dependent variables, characteristics of a function
Students will interpret velocity and acceleration graphs from the ascent phase of a space shuttle flight (8.5 minutes), and focus on the last 50 seconds before Main Engine Cut-Off, or MECO, to identify a linear function.
Prerequisites: Students should have prior knowledge of the characteristics of functions and be able to identify functions from tables and graphs.
Ascent: 50 Seconds to MECO Educator Edition (1.7 MB)
Ascent: 50 Seconds to MECO Student Edition (282 KB)
- determine independent and dependent variables;
- identify domain and range;
- interpret graphs and tables;
- identify functions; and
- use tables to determine the function rule.