Form a small team comprised of children and adults, design a robot, solve the challenge, and be part of the Google Lunar X PRIZE race to the Moon with LEGO® MINDSTORMS®
Target Age Group
Students will understand distance and travel times between the Earth and the Moon.
You will need
the chart below, pencil, paper
What to do
1. Think about the longest trip you have ever taken. Where did you start? Where did you finish? Did you go by car, on an airplane, on a bicycle? Did you make stops along the way?
2. Use a map or website to figure out how many miles you traveled. Draw a map showing the trip you took. Chart the distance you traveled, your speed and the number of hours it took. Compute the number of hours by dividing the distance by your speed.
3. Now imagine you are an astronaut. Compute the time it would take you to travel to the International Space Station (ISS) or Moon at car or jet aircraft speeds. Record your results on the chart below.
What's Going On?
You can find out by going to the Answer Sheet
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