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Astrolabe Lab

For Students 8th - 10th
In this astrolabe worksheet, students use a compass rose and an astrolabe to measure altitude and azimuth of five objects in the room and 5 objects outside the room. They answer questions about these two types of measurements.
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Create an Astrolabe Instructions for Teachers

For Teachers Higher Ed
Pupils, who are teachers, make an astrolabe using the given pattern. They examine the uses of an astrolabe and apply the worksheets in their classrooms.
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Improve Your Astrolabe

For Students 7th - 10th
In this astrolabe worksheet, students answer questions about the astrolabe's use. They write five ways they can improve their astrolabe.
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Build Your Own Astrolabe

For Students 5th - 8th
In this short answer worksheet, students build an astrolabe to measure 2 different types of angles: the angle of the Moon above the horizon at different times of the day or night and the angle of different stars above the horizon and how...
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Where Am I?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Extensive background on marine navigation is provided for you as the teacher. Assign groups to research marine navigation techniques and construct astrolabes. Resource links are listed for extension ideas. If you are teaching an...
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Stars and Constellations

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders investigate how ancient cultures viewed their world in terms of astronomy. They read and discuss an informational handout, construct an astrolabe, and locate stars and constellations using star charts.
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Astrolabe Activity

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students study how to use an astrolabe, define terms and understand the relationship between angle and altitude.  In this astrolabe lesson students complete an activity, record their measurements and complete a handout. 
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From Where to Where?

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students find locations based upon their latitude and longitude coordinates. In this latitude and longitude lesson, students locate points on a grid and learn how to use an astrolabe.
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Surveying the Ancient World

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Astrolabes have been used by explorers and astronomers throughout the ages. But how exactly do they work and what can a young mathematician do with one today? Students will build a simple version of this tool and then using the altitude,...
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Let the North Star Tell You Where You Are

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students participate in activities in which they find the Big Dipper and locate the North Star in the night sky, examine the relationship between the angle to Polaris and latitude, and determine latitude by using an astrolabe.
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Celestial Navigation

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students experience navigation. In this celestial navigation lesson, students create an astrolabe. Students simulate locating the North Star in Second Life.
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Azimuth and Altitude

For Students 9th - 11th
In this altitude worksheet, students define compass, azimuth, astrolabe, and altitude. Students use a protractor to determine the altitude of the given stars on a graph. This worksheet has 7 short answer questions and 8 fill in the blank...
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Latitude

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the theory of finding latitude and discuss the uses of an astrolabe, cross-staff and octant. They determine an Astronomical Table for their classroom.
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What's Your Latitude?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students measure the height of items using an astrolabe.  In this latitude lesson students construct a sextant and determine height and latitude with it. 
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The Medieval Islamicate World: Crash Course History of Science #7

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The Medieval Islamicate World was truly a world of wonders! Clocks with gears, armillary spheres ... and robots that played music? Journey to ancient Baghdad, the center of science and math with the seventh video in a History of Science...
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Where Am I?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Sudents examine the types of instruments that can be used for marine navigation and position-finding. They practice using an astrolabe to solve trigonometric problems.
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Rocket Physics

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students investigate the relationship between impulse, momentum, kinetic and potential energy and aerodynamic drag. In this physics lesson plan, students calculate data taken from launching a rocket. They compare the theoretical and...
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Let the North Star Tell You Where You Are

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners create an astrolabe and locate the North Star in the night sky. They determine the latitude of the North Star, and calculate an average latitude based on class results.
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Stars and Galaxies

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders define constellations and how they are used as reference points and identify stars and constellations in the nighttime sky. They construct their own planetarium star finder and identify the location of circumpolar, zodiac,...
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Absolute Location

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Where in the world are we? As a reading comprehension exercise, kids read a short passage about navigation using latitude and longitude, and then respond to a series of questions based on the article.
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The Age of Early European Explorations & Conquests

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Your students' world will literally take shape in this presentation, which chronicles the growing edges of the (flat) earth during European Exploration of New Worlds. Dias, da Gama, Magellean, and Columbus are key players in this game of...
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Trigonometry Word Problems (Part 1)

For Students 10th - 12th
Sal starts to solve a trigonometric word problem of a wayward ship captain who veers off course and once aware of his predicament, needs to know how far he is from his destination. Instead of using the Law of Cosines in his solution, Sal...
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The Canterbury Tales Quiz

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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The Science and Technology of Exploration

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students investigate the history of scientific knowledge and technological capabilities in European empires. In this science and technology exploration lesson plan, students use the web to read about developments in science and...

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