Measuring the Diameter of the Sun
Students calculate and measure the diameter of the sun. They construct a meter stick instrument, calculate the diameter using a formula, and compare the measurement with the accepted scientific measurement.
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Measure the Solar Diameter
Scientists could measure the diameter of the sun before they knew its distance. Scholars construct a simple mirror box to measure the diameter for themselves. They compare this measurement with the official size, listed in a textbook,...
7th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
STEMbite: Measuring the Earth's Diameter
During the less than two minutes of this homemade video, the videographer attempts to show that Earth's diameter can be computed by timing the setting of the sun from two different heights above ground. He doesn't provide the formula...
2 mins 9th - 12th Science