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Indirect Measurement

Measurement using similar triangles.

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Indirect Measurement
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RWA Indirect Measurement

Topic

Shadows

Vocabulary

  • Indirect Measurement

Student Exploration

What are shadows good for anyway?

Watch the video to learn more.

Extension Investigation

Students can recreate to following activity with various objects.

http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?title=Shadows_and_Proportions&video_id=83128

Here's how to measure the height of a tree without climbing up it or asking a squirrel.

Layering (optional)

Shadows and Proportion

http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?title=Shadows_and_Proportions&video_id=83128

Real-Life Similarity and Proportions

http://www.schooltube.com/video/97c94c7a1ef9c971e364/

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