Noon Day Project
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|CIESE Collaborative Projects|
|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)|
|Resource Types:||Internet-Based Projects|
|Math Topics:||Higher-Dimensional Geometry|
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