Catching the Perfect SAR Waves!

Zero in on an interesting resource involving radar technology. Groups construct a radar sensing unit and learn to calibrate the system. Using the radar system and the Pythagorean Theorem, they calculate distances between objects.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Collaborate with the math and science departments
Classroom Considerations

  • Resource has a variety of prerequisite math skills; see lesson guide for complete information
  • Activity requires sensors and electrical components
Pros

  • Provides a variety of worksheets, both in Word and PDF forms
  • Includes an optional extension activity
Cons

  • None