Measure the Earth's Radius with a Nothing but a Stopwatch and Meter stick!
|Link to Resource:||http://www.darylscience.com/downloads/DblSunset.pdf|
|Resource Type:||Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction|
|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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