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Exploration Extension 1: Laser Altimeter

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Product Type: Lesson Plan/Activity
Audience: Educators, Informal Education
Grade Levels: 6-9
Publication Year: 2008
Subjects: Technology

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.

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