Game: The Benefits of Teamwork
The Moonwalk Scenario
The worksheet with the list of items is on the following page.
You may wish to copy off this page for group discussion.
Once you have completed columns A and B, refer to
the debriefing at the bottom of the worksheet to complete your scoring
and determine what it means.
|Box of matches|
|20 meters nylon rope|
|Portable heating unit|
|Two .45 calibre pistols|
|One case skim milk powder|
|Two 50 kg tanks oxygen|
|Stellar map of the moon's constellation|
|20 Litres water|
|First-aid kit with injection needles|
Once you have completed columns A and B, refer to the debriefing to complete your scoring and determine what it means.
The Moonwalk Scenario
The Benefits of Teamwork
Use the NASA Moonwalk sheet included in this section to complete column C of your worksheet. Then calculate your individual score (Column C - Column B) and your team score (Column C - Column B). Use only positive numbers. For example, if column C = 10, and column A = 13, enter 3.
Almost inevitably, the team score will be better (lower) than the individual score. On the odd occasion that this is not so, it generally indicates poor group dynamics: the group did not function well enough to recognize the knowledge of the individual who scored better than the group.
NASA'S Key to the Moonwalk
|UNDAMAGED ITEM||USEFULNESS||NASA'S RANK|
|Box of matches||Little or no use on the moon||15|
|Food concentrate||Supplies daily food requirement||4|
|20 metres nylon rope||Useful tying injured together, helpful in climbing||6|
|Parachute silk||Shelter against sun's rays||8|
|Portable heating unit||Useful only if you landed on the dark side of the moon||13|
|Two .45 calibre pistols||Self-propulsion devices could be made from them||11|
|One case powdered skim milk||Food, mixed with water for drinking||12|
|Two 50 kg. oxygen tanks||Needed for breathing||1|
|Stellar map of the moon's constellation||Useful to navigate way to the mother ship||3|
|Life Rafts||CO2 bottles for self-propulsion across chasms, etc.||9|
|Magnetic Compass||Probably no magnetized poles, therefore it's useless||14|
|20 litres water||Replenishes loss by sweating||2|
|Signal flares||Distress call when line of sight possible||10|
|First Aid Kit & injection needles||Medicine valuable||7|
|Solar-powered FM receiver/transmitter||Could send distress messages to mother ship||5|