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The Noon Observation Project

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Visit this site: http://education.illinois.edu/noon-project/

Author:Cathie Godwin, Kathleen Smith; College of Education, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Description: A joint effort among interested schools worldwide in accurately estimating the circumference of the earth. How to compute local noon at your location; the original 1999 form for submitting Noon Observations; an explanation of the formulas for computing the Earth's circumference from the shadow lengths; pictures of students measuring noon shadows; Eratosthenes; and more.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Lesson Plans and Activities, Internet-Based Projects
Math Topics: Basic Algebra, Euclidean Plane Geometry, History and Biography, Trigonometry, Data Analysis, Astronomy

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