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This is an activity about shape. Learners will investigate that the Earth is a sphere by comparing the length of shadows from nails arranged on a flat map compared to nails arranged around a spherical globe. From the observations collected, they will infer that different shadow lengths at different locations would clearly indicate that our planet is not flat. This is Activity C-2 of Universe at Your Fingertips 2.0: A Collection of Activities and Resources for Teaching Astronomy DVD-ROM, which is available for purchase.

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  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
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Grade 7,Middle School,Mathematics:Data collection, analysis and probability,Planetary Science,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Grade 8,Grade 9,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407124005834T,Mathematics:Problem solving,Social Sciences,Physical sciences:Motion and forces,High School,Earth and space science:Earth structure:Landforms/geography,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Mathematics,Geography,Physics,Geoscience,NSDL

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English

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