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Multimedia Presentation of Submarines During the Cold War
Directions:
Each student will be assigned a submarine of the Cold War and prepare a slide about the submarine. You will use the handout “Types of Submarines Chart” and the internet as your resources. The teacher will assign you a submarine. Include the following information on your slide.
 The title will be the name of the submarine. (Center at the top of the page)
 Include a picture of the submarine on the right side of the slide.
 Include the following information in this format on the left side (Copy and paste these on the left side of the slide, then research the answers to complete):
1) Class of submarine
2) Year first commissioned
3) Crew size
4) Weapons carried
5) Maximum depth

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Scaling a Submarine
Directions:
This assignment includes 2 parts. You will design your assigned submarine in 3D (using a program such as SolidWorks or Google SketchUp) or on graph paper. You will then create a scale model of your submarine using modeling clay by using the templates for the general shape from the "Classes of Submarines" tab.
 Name of submarine: ________________________________
 Dimensions of the submarine: (Use the "Classes of Submarines" tab)
___________Length ___________Width ___________Heigth
 To complete the drawing and the model, use a scale of 100m to 1cm. Convert the dimensions of the submarine for the drawing and model.
___________Length ___________Width ___________Heigth
 Using the submarine images above, create a model using modeling clay of the submarine by using these shapes and referring to the picture you used in your multimedia slide.
Evaluation:
 Scale drawing (individual assignment)
 Model of submarine (group assignment)
Classes of Submarines

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How Far will a Missile Go?
What does the volume of a submarine missile have to do with the distance it travels?
Below is a table showing the total missile volumes and their ranges for the six U.S. Navy Fleet Ballistic Missiles.
Use the table above to complete the questions below:
 Using Grid paper make a scatter plot to display the relationship between total missile volume and the range of the missile. Describe the relationship you see.
 Draw a "best fit" line through the points on the graph. Use the line to find the equation for the line of fit. Write the equation for the line in slopeintercept form.
y = 4.921x + 592.652
(This is the calculator generated equation. The equations that are configured by hand may be close but probably not exact.)
 Use the graph of the line and the equation of the line to identify the slope and the yintercept. Explain what these values tell about the volume and the range of the missiles.
The slope is 4.921 and the yintercept is 592.652.
The slope tells me how much the volume changes with the addition of each mile.
The yintercept tells me what the range would be if the volume of the missile is 0, which does not make sense in this real world situation.
 Use your equation to find the range of the missile that has a volume of 500 cubic feet.
~3053 miles
 Use your equation to find the range of the missile that has a volume of 1500 cubic feet.
~7973.8 miles
 Use your equation to find the volume of a missile that traveles a range of 3500 miles.
~591 cubic feet
 Use your equation to find the volume of a missile that traveles a range of 800 miles.
~43 cubic feet
 Using Technology: Using the graphing calculator, enter the data points into the list menu.
 Use the calculator to determine the equation that will best describe your data. Compare it to the equation you developed in question #2.
 Using the table set and table key options on the calculator, find the range for a volume 500 cubic feet and 1500 cubic feet.
 Using the table key option on the calculator, find the volume of a missile that traveles 3500 miles; and 800 miles.