ACTIVITY 1 : Longitude by Dava Sobel Reading: 1. According to Sobel, what two methods can sailors use to estimatetheir latitude? 2.Briefly explain why the invention of an accurate clock was crucial to solving the problem of determining longitude. They would keep the exact time at sea, it was something no clock could ever do on land. 3. Why did Harrison have difficulties getting his solution to the problem of longitude recognized? His second sea clock was never discovered until it went to trail and as found. 4. Identify two ways in which the world clock could be different with Harrison's clocks. I t would be different because then if it weren’t for him we couldn’t advanced which navigation technology. It would take a longer time to discover the facilities of a sea clock 5. Would you say longitude is a life-changing development? 1. Why is it important for scientists to have tangible evidence? It plays a very huge and important role. Without it scientists wouldn’t be able to identify hypothesis, predictions, o data. It is what proves your state right.
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