Mission: Communication Breakdown

Curriculum Area: Physical Sciences - Light and Sound

Grades: 4BC, 4SK, 4MB, 40N, 4NB, 4NS, 4PEI, 4NFLD, 4YK, 4NWT

In space as on earth, communication is key to teamwork and task accomplishment. Space exploration has created new technologies for us to communicate quickly and efficiently. However, space presents its own unique challenges in that sound, as we know it, does not exist in space. Astronauts need to find an alternate way to transmit sound as sound cannot travel in a vacuum. If these alternate ways of transmitting sound malfunction, a backup solution must be used: light.

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