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Moon Landing Ranking Sheet

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NASA Exercise: Survival on the Moon

Statistical investigation ·Conduct investigations using the statistical enquiry cycle: –gathering, sorting, and displaying multivariate category and whole number data –identifying patterns and trends in context –communicating findings, using data displays.
Scenario:
You are a member of a space crew originally scheduled to rendezvous with a mother ship on the lighted surface of the moon. However, due to mechanical difficulties, your ship was forced to land at a spot some 200 miles from the rendezvous point. During reentry and landing, much of the equipment aboard was damaged and, since survival depends on reaching the mother ship, the most critical items available must be chosen for the 200-mile trip. Below are listed the 15 items left intact and undamaged after landing. Your task is to rank order them in terms of their importance for your crew in allowing them to reach the rendezvous point. Place the number 1 by the most important item, the number 2 by t…