Students are introduced to the terms "signal" and "noise" in the context of spacecraft communication. This hands-on activity includes an online interactive to explore the Signal-to-Noise Ratio, a fundamental concept in spacecraft communication. The lesson's pencil-and-paper component addresses relevant topics such as proportions and ratios.
By the end of this lesson, students will be able to:
- Understand the terms"signal" and "noise" in the context of spacecraft communications.
- Quantify noise using a given data set.
- Calculate the signal-to-noise ratio.
This lesson includes teacher and student pages.
Signals and Noise Ratio
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Signals and Noise, Oh Boy!