Far side Mission

Far side Mission

Students are in role of a new employee at SETI, the organisation leading the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. They perform a series of practical tasks to help them plan a mission to the Moon.

Learning objectives

  • Identify forces and represent their size and direction with arrows.
  • Combine forces to decide if the result is a balanced or unbalanced force.

Blueprint curriculum link

  • Unit: Contact forces
  • Concept: Balanced & unbalanced: When the net force on an object is zero, it is in equilibrium and its motion is constant
  • Learning stage: Acquire

Activity contents

  • Teachers guide
  • Powerpoint presentation

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