Illuminations: Modeling Orbital Debris Problems

In this lesson, students examine the problem of space pollution caused by human-made debris in orbit to develop an understanding of functions and modeling.

It allows the students an opportunity to use spreadsheets, graphing calculators, and computer graphing utilities.


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Science Topics
Astronomy, Pollution
Math Topics
Algebra & Pre-Algebra
High School, Educator
9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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Illuminations (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

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