PSWF:  A Trip to the Moon                                 Name_____________________________________

You are a member of a space crew originally scheduled to rendezvous with a spacecraft on the bright surface of the moon. Due to mechanical difficulties, your ship was forced to land some 200 miles from the rendezvous point. During landing, some of the onboard equipment was damaged; and since survival depends on reaching the other spacecraft, the most critical items available must be chosen for the 200 mile trip. Below are listed the 15 items left intact and undamaged after landing. Your task is to rank order them in terms of their importance in allowing your crew to reach the rendezvous point. Place the number 1 by the most important item, the number 2 by the second most important, and so on through 15, the least important.

___________ Box of matches

___________ Food Concentrate

___________ 50 feet of nylon rope

___________ Parachute silk

___________ Portable heating unit

___________ Two .45 caliber pistols

___________ One case dehydrated Pet milk

___________ Two 100 lb. tanks of oxygen

___________ Stellar map (of moon's constellation)

___________ Life raft

___________ Magnetic compass

___________ 5 gallons of water

___________ Signal flares

___________ First aid kit containing injection needles

___________ Solar-powered FM receiver-transmitter