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.
*Students will apply geometry concepts to solve real world problems.
- Students will formulate an argument and support it with multiple pieces of evidence.
- 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.
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.