Up, Up, and How Far Away?


  • Aug 9 2010 3:52 PM

    Rita Nutsch

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In this PBS interactive activity, students estimate the distance between themselves and an airborne hot air balloon. Along the way they learn a method of estimating using their arm-length and thumb-width.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 3 to 12

    Topics: Science, Measurement, Tools, and Data Analysis, Mathematics, Measurement & Geometry, Calculus


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