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Measuring the Earth

Learners use geometry to determine the circumference of the Earth. Like Eratosthenes, students calculate time, distance and shadows cast in two different locations. They use this data and Euclidean geometry to figure the circumference.

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Resource Details

Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Math
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
2 days
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning