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Fun On the Sphere

This lesson focuses sphere geometry. It aims to encourage students to solve real science problems in our daily life and explore the unknowns on the sphere. Although some of the ideas in the video are slightly challenging, the overall difficulty of the lesson is suitable for all students above junior level. To follow the lesson, students need to have some basic knowledge about circles, planar geometry and so on. It will take approximately 50 minutes to complete the whole class. During the class, the materials listed here are needed: small globes, pens, paper, scissors, calculators, soft rulers, rubber band, balls with different size, some strings, etc. It is important to present a globe throughout the class to help students visualize the problems. For example, in the Muslim Prayer problem, it is really important to make students understand the geographical location of Mecca and Boston on both the map and the globe.

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