The Noon Observation Project
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|Cathie Godwin, Kathleen Smith; College of Education, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|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)|
|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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