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ASCENT: 50 SECONDS TO MECO

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.

Students will

- determine independent and dependent variables;
- identify domain and range;
- interpret graphs and tables;
- identify functions; and
- use tables to determine the function rule.

Ascent: 50 Seconds to MECO Educator Edition (1.7 MB)

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