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The Shadow Knows II

Students calculate the circumference of the earth using shadows. They measure the length of a shadow, and they have been taught the distance from the equator. Students determine the circumference of the earth. They discuss that it is claimed that Christopher Columbus sailed west to prove the world was round and not flat, but that wasn't the case at all.

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Resource Details

Grade
6th - 8th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
45 mins
Instructional Strategies
Inquiry-Based Learning
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