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Math: Measuring Shadows Discuss this eTheme

These sites explain why shadows change their length depending on the time of day and the season. Find out how to determine the height of an object using a shadow stick and ratios. Includes an interactive activity that lets you change the location of the sun and see how that changes the shadow length. There are several links to sites for conducting experiments with shadows. There are links to eThemes Resources on shadows, eclipses, rotation and revolution, and Groundhog Day.

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Created: May 18, 2003 at 05:40 | Updated: March 18, 2013 at 15:54