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LUNAR ROVER

Students will apply the distance formula and the Pythagorean Theorem to determine the minimal path and minimal time for the Lunar Rover to perform tasks on the surface of the Moon.

Students will

- create a scale drawing to model a real life problem;
- apply the Pythagorean Theorem and distance/rate formula (d = rt); and
- analyze data to find a solution.

› Lunar Rover Educator Edition (PDF 764 KB)

› Lunar Student Edition (PDF 569 KB)

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