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October 2006 6-8 Activity Print E-mail
Written by Lori Stancill   
Tuesday, 19 September 2006
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In October 1957 Sputnik I was the first artificial satellite launched, marking the beginning of the Space Age.  If you were able to take a month long trip to orbit the Earth, calculate how much food you would need for the trip.  You should eat three meals a day and each meal must weigh 5 pounds or less.  Assign values to your food choices and be smart about your consumption.  What was the total weight for all of your food%3f  What if you had a fellow astronaut with you but they only ate 3/4 of the food you consumed.  How much would their food weigh%3f  Did your menu choices have any connection to the amount of food you could carry%3f

Carson Dellosa, 2000

 

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q       Estimation

q       Fractions

q       Measurement-weight

q       Composing and decomposing numbers

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