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Exploration Extension 1: Laser Altimeter
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Audience: Educators
Grades: 6-9


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.