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Shadows and Skyscrapers

Eighth graders explain the relationship between the position of the sun, a city's latitude and shadow length. Ratio's, geometry, and algebra are used to determine the shadow lengths and building heights. A sun angle (altitude) charts to create and compare skyscraper shadows for four North American cities.

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Resource Details

Grade
8th
Subjects
Math
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
5 days
Instructional Strategy
Project-Based Learning
Included Materials
  • Project
  • Vocabulary