ERIC Number: EJ1083292
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Bartlett, Albert A.
Physics Teacher, v44 n8 p532-533 Nov 2006
Several times a week I walk by a metal chair that is fastened to a flat concrete slab at an outdoor bus stop here in Boulder. One day I noticed on the concrete a nice shadow image of the woven metal seat of the chair (Fig. 1). The seat and back of the chair are formed from 3.8-cm wide strips of metal spaced 3.8 cm apart. The seat is about 39 cm above the concrete. Here's how I think this shadow image was produced.
Descriptors: Measurement, Spatial Ability, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Principles, Teaching Methods, Plane Geometry, Educational Practices
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