Google Earth Education : Baseball & Geometry #GoogleEarth

The most exciting part of a baseball game is watching a hard hit ball leave the ballpark! Students will use Google Earth and geometry concepts to explore how far baseball players need to hit the ball to hit a home run in different baseball Major League Baseball Stadiums.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
*Students will apply geometry concepts to solve real world problems.

  • Students will formulate an argument and support it with multiple pieces of evidence.

LESSON SUMMARY:

  • Engage: Watch the YouTube.com video: Longest Home Runs Ever.
  • Explore: Use the Google Earth Measure Tool to compare distances of different baseball stadiums.
  • Explain: Calculate the distance needed to hit a home run to different locations within Fenway Park and one other baseball stadium.
  • Apply: Use stadium data to formulate an argument in response to a real world scenario.

CULMINATING TASK/ASSESSMENT:
Students will formulate and argument in response to the following prompt:

Use data collected showing minimum distance needed to hit a home run at various baseball stadiums to make a prediction about which baseball stadium will have the highest number of home runs hit next season. Use specific evidence to support your answer.

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Created: Jun 16, 2019

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