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Title: Dimensions of the Earth
Url: http://www.mrsciguy.com/EarthScience/dimen.html
Creator: Medina, Philip
Publisher: Medina, Philip
Description: This unit consists of a variety of materials that explain the shape of the Earth and how it is measured. There is a set of 'proofs' that the Earth is round, an account of how Greek geographer and mathematician Eratosthenes deduced that Earth's surface was curved, and explanations of how roundness, latitude, and longitude are measured. There is also information on time zones, contour (isoline) maps, topograpic profiles, and map projections. A vocabulary list and downloadable, printable worksheets for each major topic are provided.
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Education -- Special disciplines and subjects, A-Z -- Earth sciences
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Maps
Language and literature -- Greek language and literature. Latin language and literature -- Greek literature -- Individual authors to 600 A.D. -- Epicu... to Euc... -- Eratosthenes, of Cyrene, 3rd century B.C. -- Geographica
Science -- Astronomy -- Practical and spherical astronomy -- Longitude and latitude
Science -- Astronomy -- Practical and spherical astronomy -- Time
GEM Subject: Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Social studies -- Geography
Science -- History
Key Concept: Astronomy -- Earth
Geography -- Latitude and longitude
Geography -- Maps
Resource Type: Reference Material
Instructional Material
Instructional Material -- Lesson/Lesson Plan
Instructional Material -- Instructor Guide/Manual
Format: Document -- HTML
Audience: Educator
Education Level: High School
Higher Education
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Lower Division)
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
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