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Space Math III -- Problem 18, Lunar Meteorite Impact Risk

First page of Problem 18, Lunar Meteorite Impact Risk

Product Type: Lesson Plan/Activity
Audience: Educators

Grade Levels: 9-12
Publication Year: 2013
Subjects: Mathematics


In 2006, scientists identified 12 flashes of light on the moon that were probably meteorite impacts. They estimated that these meteorites were probably about the size of a grapefruit. How long would lunar colonists have to wait before seeing such a flash within their horizon? Students use an area and probability calculation to discover the average waiting time. A one-page teacher guide accompanies the one-page assignment.

Problem 18, Lunar Meteorite Impact Risk  [119KB PDF file]

This mathematics problem is part of Space Math III.

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