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Archery, Spring 2006

This 12 session course is designed for the beginning or novice archer ... (more)

This 12 session course is designed for the beginning or novice archer and uses recurve indoor target bows and equipment. The purpose of the course is to introduce students to the basic techniques of indoor target archery emphasizing the care and use of equipment, range safety, stance and shooting techniques, scoring and competition. (less)

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Silva, Cheryl
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Close Enough?

Accuracy of measurement in navigation depends very much on the situation. If ... (more)

Accuracy of measurement in navigation depends very much on the situation. If a sailor's target is an island 200 km wide, sailing off center by 10 or 20 km is not a major problem. But, if the island were only 1 km wide, it would be missed if off just the smallest bit. Many of the measurements made while navigating involve angles, and a small error in the angle can translate to a much larger error in position when traveling long distances. (less)

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Mathematics and Statistics
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering
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Janet Yowell
Jeff White
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Matt Lippis

Computer Accuracy

Accuracy of measurement in navigation depends very much on the situation. If ... (more)

Accuracy of measurement in navigation depends very much on the situation. If a sailor's target is an island 200 km wide, sailing off center by 10 or 20 km is not a major problem. But, if the island were only 1 km wide, it would be missed if off just the smallest bit. Many of the measurements made while navigating involve angles, and a small error in the angle can translate to a much larger error in position when traveling long distances. (less)

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Mathematics and Statistics
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering
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Janet Yowell
Jeff White
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Matt Lippis

Getting it Right!

In this lesson, students will investigate error. As shown in earlier activities ... (more)

In this lesson, students will investigate error. As shown in earlier activities from navigation lessons 1 through 3, without an understanding of how errors can affect your position, you cannot navigate well. Introducing accuracy and precision will develop these concepts further. Also, students will learn how computers can help in navigation. Often, the calculations needed to navigate accurately are time consuming and complex. By using the power of computers to do calculations and repetitive tasks, one can quickly see how changing parameters likes angles and distances and introducing errors will affect their overall result. (less)

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Mathematics and Statistics
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering
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Janet Yowell
Jeff White
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Matt Lippis

How Predictable!

Students follow weather forecasts to gauge their accuracy and produce a weather ... (more)

Students follow weather forecasts to gauge their accuracy and produce a weather report for the class. They develop skills of observation, recording and reporting. (less)

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Mathematics and Statistics
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering
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Denise Carlson
Jane Evenson
Malinda Schaefer Zarske

Introduces the concepts and applications of navigation techniques using celestial bodies and ... (more)

Introduces the concepts and applications of navigation techniques using celestial bodies and satellite positioning systems such as the Global Positioning System (GPS). Topics include astronomical observations, radio navigation systems, the relationship between conventional navigation results and those obtained from GPS, and the effects of the security systems, Selective Availability, and anti-spoofing on GPS results. Laboratory sessions cover the use of sextants, astronomical telescopes, and field use of GPS. Application areas covered include ship, automobile, and aircraft navigation and positioning, including very precise positioning applications. (less)

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Herring, Thomas
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Science of NFL Football: Vectors

NBC's Lester Holt looks at the role vectors play every time an ... (more)

NBC's Lester Holt looks at the role vectors play every time an NFL quarterback throws a pass. With the help of former NFL quarterback Joey Harrington, NSF-funded scientist John Ziegert of Clemson University and NSF-funded mathematician Rhonda Hughes of Bryn Mawr College explain how to use vectors to calculate the speed and direction needed for a completed pass. (less)

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NBC Learn
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NBC_Learn

Sextant Solutions

The earliest explorers did not have computers or satellites to help them ... (more)

The earliest explorers did not have computers or satellites to help them know their exact location. The most accurate tool developed was the sextant to determine latitude and longitude. In this activity, the sextant is introduced and discussed with the class. Students will learn how a sextant can be a reliable tool that is still being used by today's navigators and how computers can help assure accuracy when measuring angles. Also, this activity will show how computers can be used to understand equations even when knowing how to do the math is unknown. (less)

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Mathematics and Statistics
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering
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Janet Yowell
Jeff White
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Matt Lippis

To navigate, you must know roughly where you stand relative to your ... (more)

To navigate, you must know roughly where you stand relative to your designation, so you can head in the right direction. In locations where landmarks are not available to help navigate (in deserts, on seas), objects in the sky are the only reference points. While celestial objects move fairly predictably, and rough longitude is not too difficult to find, it is not a simple matter to determine latitude and precise positions. In this activity, students investigate the uses and advantages of modern GPS for navigation. (less)

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Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
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TeachEngineering
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Janet Yowell
Jeff White
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Matt Lippis

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George Kocur
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