"Angling For Gamma-ray Bursts" Student Worksheet

NAME______________________                DATE________________

Step 1: Plotting the Satellites and Calculating the Delay Times

1.      a) Length of one square (1st measurement) ______________ (cm)

b) Length of one square (2nd measurement) _____________ (cm)

c) Average of two measurements ______________ (cm)

2.      tS1 = __________ minutes

tS2 = __________ minutes

3.      dS1= ______________ meters

dS2= ______________ meters

4.      dS1= ______________ light minutes

dS2= ______________ light minutes

______________________________________________

______________________________________________

______________________________________________

Step 2: Plotting the Delay Times Using the Light Rulers

5.      dS1 = ______________ cm on the graph

dS2 = ______________ cm on the graph

Step 3: Adding a Third Satellite

6.      tS3 = __________ minutes _______ seconds

7.      tS3 = __________ minutes

8.      dS3= ______________ meters

9.      dS3= ______________ light minutes

10.  dS3= ______________ cm on the graph

Step 4: Finding the Direction to the Gamma-Ray Burst

11. Angle from the x-axis to the gamma ray burst = ___________ degrees

Reflection Question:

12. Use the space below and/or the back of this sheet to write your answer.

 

 

Math Extension:

13.  Formulae for angle:

sin q =_________________________________

cos q =__________________________________

tan q =__________________________________

14.  Direction to the gamma-ray burst for formula 1 ____________(degrees)

for formula 2 ____________(degrees)

for formula 3 ____________(degrees)

15.  Average of three numbers ____________(degrees)
16. Use the space below and/or on the back of this sheet to write your answer.

 

 

17. Equation for angle = ___________________

18. qS1= ______________ degrees

qS3= ______________ degrees