**Title:** Modeling Orbital Debris Problems

**Description:**
In this lesson, from Illuminations, students examine the problem of space pollution caused by human-made debris in orbit to develop an understanding of functions and modeling. The lesson gives students an opportunity to use spreadsheets, graphing calculators, and computer graphing utilities.

**Standard(s): **

[MA2013] AL2 (9-12) 32: Compare properties of two functions each represented in a different way (algebraically, graphically, numerically in tables, or by verbal descriptions). [F-IF9]