# Apollo 13 teks used in the movie 2E—Analyze data to formulate reasonable explanations, communicate valid conclusions supported by the data and predict trends 3B—Use models to represent aspects of the natural world such as an atom, a

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Apollo 13
TEKS used in the movie

8.2E—Analyze data to formulate reasonable explanations, communicate valid conclusions supported by the data and predict trends

8.3B—Use models to represent aspects of the natural world such as an atom, a molecule, space or geologic features

8.3C—Identify advantages and limitations of models such as size, scale, properties, and materials

8.4B—Use preventative safety equipment

6.11B—Understand that gravity is the force that governs the motion of our solar system

6.11C—Describe the history and future of space exploration, including the types of equipment and transportation needed for space travel

7.9B—Identify the accommodations, considering the characteristics of our solar system, that enabled manned space exploration

8.6A—Demonstrate and calculate how unbalanced forces change the speed or direction of an object’s motion

8.6B—differentiate between speed, velocity and acceleration

8.6C—Investigate and describe applications of Newton’s law of inertia, force and acceleration, and action-reaction as applies to rocket launches

8.7A—Model and illustrate how the tilted Earth rotates on its axis, causing day and night

8.7B—Demonstrate and predict the sequence of events of the lunar cycle

8.8D—model and describe how light years are used to measure distances and sizes in the universe

 Jim Lovell Ken Mattingly Fred Haise Jack Swigert

1. When Jim Lovell is outside in his backyard, what phase of the moon is he looking at?

1. If it takes Apollo 13 four days (96 hours) to travel he 279,000 miles to the moon. How fast are they travelling (speed = distance/time) in miles/hour, miles/minute and miles/second?

1. Why does Ken get moved off the mission? Why do you think this is??

1. On the night before the launch, why do you think the astronauts or their family are not allowed cross the road during visitation?

1. Give one example for each of Newton’s three laws at work during the launch of Apollo 13.

1. Using what you have learned about Newton’s Laws, why do you think parts of the rocket were “jettisoned” (disconnected) into space after the launch?

1. Explain, using Newton’s Laws, how it is possible for Apollo 13 to continue moving once the boosters shut-off?

1. What is it about the moon that command thinks will help the Apollo 13 crew get home? Explain this using Newton’s Laws.

1. When Jim fantasizes about being on the moon (after all the problems on the ship), explain why only one half of the Earth visible?

1. Why is Ken brought in to command central? How does he ask that the simulator be set up—Why?

1. How did command scientists use the scientific procedure to solve the problem of carbon dioxide in the cabin?

1. Why is there condensation on the control panels (think water cycle)?

1. Why is command worried about the entry angle of Apollo 13?

1. Why is the Aquarius underweight for the reentry?

1. Why did it turn out to be good that Ken was kept home on the belief that he had contracted measles?

1. What is the velocity of the command module on reentry?

1. Why do you think the command module lights up (flames) when it hits the atmosphere?

1. Why is the Apollo 13 mission considered a “successful failure?” How could you apply this to your academic and personal endeavors?