Star Trek®: ARENA
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Mineral characteristics, chemical reactions, gunpowder.
Grade Levels: 5-8
National Science Content Standards:
B = Physical Science
While responding to an attack of a Federation outpost, Kirk is kidnapped
and placed in a duel. In the process of the duel he finds materials to create
gunpowder and construct a crude cannon, which he uses to overcome his
Video contains accurate descriptions of the properties of the mentioned
rocks and minerals. Correct formula for mixing of gunpowder.
There is no known way for a matter transporter system to work.
There is no known way to travel or communicate faster than light.
Formula for gunpowder: Saltpeter (for nitrates) 75%, charcoal 15%, sulfur
Media Center Extension:
Provide resources for a student investigation on synthetic diamond
production. The investigation should include technical and jewelry
applications of diamonds, and the differing points of view concerning the use
of synthetic diamonds. Starting points for the investigation include: Apollo
Gemesis (www.gemesis.com); Diamond High
Council (www.hrd.be); and the DeBeers
Assist students in creating a timeline display of the history of gunpowder.