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Visit this site: http://www.k12science.org/noonday/

Author:CIESE Collaborative Projects
Description: Over 2,000 years ago, Eratosthenes made a remarkably accurate measurement of the earth's circumference. This project is a recreation of that experiment and invites the collaboration of students living at different latitudes to take measurements of shadows, share data, use a spreadsheet (optional) to make comparisons, and then share their results. Intende for grades 5-12, though all may participate. Please check the web site for signup dates. The Noon Day Project is sponsored by the Center for Improved Engineering & Science Education (CIESE). They also sponsor and design interdisciplinary projects that teachers throughout the world use to enhance their curricula through compelling use of the Internet.

Levels: Late Elem. (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Internet-Based Projects
Math Topics: Higher-Dimensional Geometry

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