Clinometer

Clinometer - Example: Basketball Goal Reading from...

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Using a Clinometer to Determine a Close Estimate for Heights of Objects In a group of 3-4, determine a close approximation for the height of the objects below. You will use the clinometer that you made for Geometry class. Draw and label a triangle for each item that you measure. Each participant in the group will measure each object using a different distance from the object. A meter stick will be used for measurement. All answers should be given in meters. Before you walk out the classroom door, determine your height from your feet to your eyes by measuring yourself against the meter sticks attached to the door frame. After each member in your group has derived an answer for each item (using a different distance from the object), determine the average and write it down. Show all work.
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Unformatted text preview: Example: Basketball Goal Reading from clinometer = 90 Missing angle = 90 50 40 -= tan 40 3 3tan 40 2.5 x x m = = Height of basketball goal = 2.5m + 1.4m(height of person from ft. to eyes) = 3.9m 1. top of wall inside concession stand area _________meters (your answer) _________meters (groups avg.) 2. top of arched doorway _________meters (your answer) _________meters (groups avg.) 3. top of column outside gym _________meters E T 1 50 m EOT m = = 1 50 O Using a Clinometer to Determine a Close Estimate for Heights of Objects Using Angles of Elevation & Depression (your answer) _________meters (groups avg.) 4. lightpost _________meters (your answer) _________meters (groups avg.) 5. miscellaneous item _________meters (your answer) _________meters (groups avg.)...
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