Learning Lesson: The Shadow Knows II

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Link to Resource: https://www.weather.gov/jetstream/ll_shadow2
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Organization:National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); National Weather Service (NWS)
Summary:Sometimes a claim is made that Christopher Columbus sailed west to prove the world was round and not flat, but that wasn't the case at all. Even in ancient times sailors knew that the Earth was round and ancient scientists not only suspected it was a sphere, but even estimated its size. Measuring the length of a shadow and knowing the distance from the equator, the students will determine the circumference of the earth.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS1.B
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; earth; high school; history; lesson; mathematics; middle school; noaa; nws; sun
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