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Teaching Small mistake cost NASA millions

Small mistake cost NASA millions

A failure to convert between different systems of measurement can have costly consequences.\n\n<br><br>\n<i><u>Metric Mistakes (Text 1)</u> -- This text is part of an Investigation Set that explores different systems of measurement. In this article, the author emphasizes the importance of accuracy in measurement and unit conversions by examining the cause and effect of the disintegration of NASA's $125 million Mars Orbiter in 1999. As students read, challenge them to question their own systems of measurement and the benefits and drawbacks to each.</i>\n<br><br>\n<a href="https://files.activelylearn.com/Teaching%20Guides/Teaching%20Guide%20Metric%20Mistakes.pdf">Click here to download th

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ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What factors led to the loss of the Mars Climate Orbiter?
STANDARDS:
RST.1 - Analysis & Evidence, RST.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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