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Because the campuses of the University of Kansas and the University of Houston are almost directly on a N-S line we can duplicate many aspects of the classic measurement of Eratosthenese in determining the circumference of the Earth. We use a web cast (backed up by cell phones) to communicate between the two campuses in real time. We measure the shadow of a 2 m stick in both locations at the same time and then go through the math required to calculate the size of the planet.

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    Higher Education,NSDL_SetSpec_380601,Undergraduate (Lower Division),NSDL,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110130061239971T,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Physical

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