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Title: Global Change - Scaling the Natural World Using Dimensional Analysis
Url: https://teachersinstitute.yale.edu/curriculum/guides/1991/6/91.06.03.x...
Creator: Kass, Stephen
Publisher: Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute
Description: A unit that addresses the sheer volume of incomprehensible numbers (speed, distance, age) in the natural world, helping students to understand the scale of the world using the concepts of rates, proportions and dimensional analysis. Students learn to calculate problems such as: Measurements indicate that the continents of Europe and North America are separating (plate tectonics) at the rate of about 2 centimeters per year. If Columbus could repeat his famous voyage of 1492, about how many feet or yards farther must he travel?
LC Classification: Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Ecology -- Special aspects of the subject as a whole, A-Z -- Mathematical models
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Ecology -- Special aspects of the subject as a whole, A-Z -- Mathematics
Science -- Physics -- Mathematical physics -- Special topics, A-Z -- Dimensional analysis
Technology -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) -- Engineering mathematics. Engineering analysis -- Other specific mathematical aids in the solution of engineering problems, A-Z -- Dimensional analysis
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Physics
Science -- Ecology
Mathematics -- Applied mathematics
Mathematics -- Arithmetic
Date Issued: 2000-03-11
Resource Type: Reference Material
Instructional Material
Instructional Material -- Lesson/Lesson Plan
Instructional Material -- Experiment/Lab Activity
Format: Document -- HTML
Audience: Educator
Education Level: High School
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Lower Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Lower Division)
Language: English
Rights: Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute
Access Rights: Free access
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