ERIC Number: EJ480251
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: 0
How to Measure the Radius of the Earth on Your Beach Vacation.
Levine, Zachary H.
Physics Teacher, v31 n7 p440-41 Oct 1993
Describes a method for determining the distance to the horizon which leads to determining the radius of the Earth. The article answers two interesting science questions: (1) Can you see the state of Kansas from Pike's Peak in Colorado? and (2) Can you see two sunsets in one day on the Keys of Florida? (MVL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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