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Title: Estimate the Circumference of the Earth using Eratosthenes' Method
Url: http://www.ciese.org/pathways/rwlo/rwlos/56/Estimate%20the%20circumfer...
Creator: Koen, Joshua
Publisher: Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education
Description: This activity, from the Real World Learning Objects Resource Library, helps students estimate the circumference of the earth by recreating "Eratosthenes' amazing experiment utilizing data generated from the Stevens-sponsored telecollaborative project the Noon Day Project." This site explains the 60-minute activity, complete with learning goals, step-by-step classroom procedures, materials, assessment activities, and resources for further information. The "Content Materials" section contains instructions for students, background information, and graphics to help students understand Eratosthenes' experiment. Combining math and science principles, this is an excellent ready-to-use and easy-to-adapt resource for educators to use in the trigonometry classroom.
LC Classification: Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Solar system -- Planets. Planetology -- Earth as a planet. Astronomical geography
Science -- Astronomy -- Geodesy -- Mathematical theory of the figure of the earth
Science -- Astronomy -- Practical and spherical astronomy -- Celestial sphere and coordinates
Science -- Mathematics -- Geometry -- Trigonometry
Science -- Mathematics -- Geometry -- Trigonometry -- Problems, exercises, examinations
Science -- Mathematics -- Geometry -- Trigonometry -- Spherical
GEM Subject: Science
Mathematics -- Instructional issues
Science -- Astronomy
Mathematics -- Trigonometry
Mathematics -- Measurement
Key Concept: Astronomy -- Earth
Mathematics -- Measurement
Resource Type: Reference Material
Instructional Material
Reference Material -- Bibliography
Instructional Material -- Lesson/Lesson Plan
Instructional Material -- Instructor Guide/Manual
Format: Document -- DOC
Document -- HTML
Audience: Educator
Education Level: High School
Higher Education
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Lower Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Lower Division)
Vocational/Professional Development Education
Language: English
Rights: Stevens Institute of Technology
Access Rights: Free access
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