Airplane infront of the moon

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap100929.html

Image, Stimulus, WCYWDT

WCYDWT? This image is a great stimulus to build a similar triangle problem. Students could use the internet to find out various dimensions and demonstrate or calculate a missing variable such as: how high was the plane flying. See also http://www.iceinspace.com.au/iotw.html?iotwid=137 and forum for more details. Could load image into GeoGebra for more accurate modelling.

13 February 2011 Edit: 22 February 2014

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Airplane in front of the Moon - activity
Content: Activity, Stimulus · File type: PDF, PowerPoint · 2 files · 19 Apr 2014 · by Nordin Zuber


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