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Spherical Geometry: A Global Perspective

Students investigate spherical geometry using a globe and an apple. In this spherical geometry lesson plan, students translate Euclidean geometry terms to spherical geometry terms using a globe. They answer 3 questions about spherical geometry and use an apple to represent the globe and they cut spherical 'triangles', they score the 'equator' and they cut circles through the 'poles' of the apple better understand the concepts of spherical geometry.

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3rd - 12th
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Lesson Plans
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Inquiry-Based Learning
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