Measure the Earth's Radius with a Nothing but a Stopwatch and Meter stick!

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
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Organization:Daryl Science
Summary:"It is possible to measure the Earth's radius -- armed with only a stopwatch, a meter stick and a sunset or sunrise! Keep in mind; this is a demo, not a Fermi-like laboratory investigation. That said, this will yield surprisingly """"accurate"""" results given the kids don't mess up on the two measurements they do have to take."
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS1.A; ESS1.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:5-ESS1-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Patterns
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; astronomy; earth; elementary school; high school; k-5 geosource; middle school; sun
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