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 CHALLENGE #1: MASS & ENERGY SPECIFIC STANDARDS ADDRESSED IN DEEP IMPACT MISSION CHALLENGE from Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (NCTM) Algebra Represent and analyze mathematical situations and structures using algebraic symbols Grades 6-8 - Use symbolic algebra to represent situations and to solve problems, especially those that involve linear relationships Grades 9-12 - Use symbolic algebra to represent and explain mathematical relationships Measurement Apply appropriate techniques, tools, and formulas to determine measurements Grades 6-8 - Solve simple problems involving rates and derived measurements for such attributes as velocity and density SPECIFIC SCIENCE STANDARDS ADDRESSED IN DEEP IMPACT MISSION CHALLENGE from National Science Education Standards Physical Science Motions and Forces Grades 9-12 - All energy can be considered to be either kinetic energy, which is the energy of motion; potential energy, which depends on relative position; or energy contained by a field, such as electromagnetic waves. < BACK