How tall?

\ We will measure the height of the MS or HS building using proportions, similar polygons and your shadow!

The M.S. Building and the sun create a shadow! You and the sun created a Shadow!

The Shadow and building make the purple triangle! The Shadow and you make another triangle! These Two Triangles are Similar!

We now have the above proportion! We can find A,B and Y…. Then Solve the proportion to find X! We used the power of the Sun and your shadow to find the Height of the building! YOU’RE TASK: 1) Using the knowledge above measure find the height of the M.S. Building using Shadows and Proportions: (Change the color of your writing) Building Shadow: 2,297 cm Your Height: 161 cm Your Shadow Height: 165 cm Take a picture of your work and put it here!

Building Height: 2,241.3 Scale factor: 1 Find two other objects to measure the height by using the same method!

2)

Object 1 Shadow: 34.5 cm (TUBE!) Your Height: 161 cm Your Shadow Height: 165 cm Take a picture of your work and put it here! Object Height: 33.7 (IF YOU CAN: MEASURE THE ACTUAL HEIGHT OF YOUR OBJECT IN THE END) : Scale factor: 1

Object 2 Shadow: 215 cm Your Height: 161cm Your Shadow Height: 165 cm Take a picture of your work and put it here!

Object Height: 210 cm (IF YOU CAN: MEASURE THE ACTUAL HEIGHT OF YOUR OBJECT IN THE END) : Scale factor: 1

3) What was the “scale factor” and Ratio from Shadow TO object? Explain this experience and post all of this in your blog… You have to take you own pictures and delete my pictures to make it your own! We really have fun doing an activity outside on the field and measuring around the real thing! (And also make us feel chill!) Was your data different then other peoples data? Our data is quite similar to other peoples, so I think we are doing correctly. Post your Data On My Computer! What was the REAL height that Mr. Wes Measured from climbing the building like spiderman?

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