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Students at Nasri Academy measure Earth in international project

Posted at 6:33 PM, Oct 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-22 11:48:27-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — What can you learn from a shadow?

Wednesday, some local students used that information to measure the Earth as part of an international partnership recreating a project more than 2,000 years old.

Students at Nasri Academy were told to measure the shadow of a meter stick while the sun is directly overhead.

Then students in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada -- which is directly north of Las Vegas -- did the same thing.

And with a little math, the kids were able to determine the circumference of the Earth.