Mayday on Mars
Grade Levels: 4-8 | Duration: Five 50-minute sessions
Use line plots to compare the trajectories of balloon-powered Mars vehicles.
Grade Levels: 4-8
Duration: Five 50-minute sessions
Objectives: Students will:
- Build and test a device which uses stored energy in a balloon to reach a specified target.
- Construct a line plot (dot plot) displaying a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit.
- Look for recognizable patterns between test trials, as well as between groups.
- Compare and contrast data sets from multiple groups in order to identify similarities and differences.