Product Type: Lesson Plan/Activity
Audience: Educators, Informal Education
Grade Levels: 6-9
Publication Year: 2008
The Mars Global Surveyor orbited the Red Planet until 2006. One of the instruments on the Martian satellite was a laser altimeter that gathered information about the planet's topography. Students program the calculator-controlled robot to use the ECHO feature to measure distances to an object.
Exploration Extension 1: Laser Altimeter [803KB PDF file]
This activity is part of the Calculator-Controlled Robots Educator Guide.