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Abrasion Tester

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Product Type: Lesson Plan/Activity
Audience: Educators, Informal Education
Grade Levels: 5-12
Publication Year: 1998
Product Number: EG-1998-03-012-HQ
Subjects: Physical Science

The fineness of lunar and Martian sediment could pose a hazard to future explorers. The lunar dust, or regolith, and the Martian soil could foul equipment and spacesuit components. The apparatus in this activity will measure the abrasion of fabrics and other suit materials exposed to simulated Martian sediment. The activity includes a list of materials and a diagram to build the rock tumbler.

Abrasion Tester Activity [867KB PDF file]

This document is part of the Suited for Spacewalking Educator Guide.

Page Last Updated: December 31st, 2014
Page Editor: Flint Wild