Where Does the Sun Set?

  • September 9

The Texas Lodge makes an ideal place to hold large meetings. Sometimes, it makes more sense to gather everyone outside. We ask visitors and viewers to imagine the sun rising and consider – where exactly would you want to sit outside to prevent the sun from shining directly on your face? How can we use our understanding of the sun and the building’s orientation to determine this? Supplementary Activity Guides for this video to extend student learning for K-12 grade levels are freely available... CONTINUE READING

What Does it Mean to “Circumnavigate”?

  • September 9

Amelia Earhart was an American aviator who mysteriously disappeared in 1937 while trying to circumnavigate the globe from the equator. Earhart was the 16th woman to be issued a pilot’s license. She had several notable flights, including becoming the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean in 1928, as well as the first person to fly over both the Atlantic and Pacific. Here, we explore what is meant, mathematically, by the term “circumnavigation.” Supplementary Activity Guides to extend... CONTINUE READING