Using a Clinometer for measurement.

Jan 24, 2022

A clinometer is a device used in the past to measure the height of tall objects. It is based on the mathematical fact that a right angled isosceles triangle has two sides of equal length. Therefore if you stand at a 45 degree angle from a tall object the distance between you and the object is the same as the height of the object.

The girls fashioned their own clinometer using card, a straw, a length of string and a piece of blutac. They then used their clinometers to measure the heights of various objects in the school grounds.

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