# mathematics

## Follow the Falling Meteorite - booklet version

In this activity you will track a meteorâ€™s path using a technique known as triangulation which can be used to measure the direction to an object from two known locations. From this you can predict where the meteorites might be found.

## Deep Impact on Earth

In this activity students will work out how long it takes light to travel from comet Tempel 1 to Earth and how long after the collision in the Deep Impact mission we will see this event.

**Objectives**

Students will:

## Impactor Speed

The aim of this activity is to use vectors and Pythagorasâ€™ theorem to work out the speed at which an impactor hits a comet.

## Following the Falling Meteorite

Students will track a meteor's path using triangulation and predict where its meteorites might be found. The exercise can be extended to calculate the velocity of a meteor and understand how scientists can determine a meteor's original orbit in space.