Sonar, Radar, and Other Ways to Find Where You Are
Rosalynn Carter: Science, Medicine, Inventions and tech
Skill: Middle School
Time Required: At least two class periods
Submarines use sonar in order to navigate underwater hazards such as submerged mountains and reefs as well as to detect and locate other submarines. As a submariner educated at the United States Naval Academy, Jimmy Carter became expert in the use and interpretation of sonar data—just as pilots and others become skilled in the use of radar.
1. Divide the class into three groups or permit students to select their group based on their own interest in the three topics below. It is the task of each group to answer the following questions and present their findings to the class in an informative and interesting format.
2. Questions for each group: