Visiting Central Florida
We are very lucky that we live so close to such
great education places in Florida. Taking advantage is just what one should
do, and that is what we did. So, if you are in the central Florida area
visiting the theme parks, take some of our activities with you to make it
an extra special vacation. One other thing, this area of
this particular site has not be viewed or approved by The Walt Disney World
Company, which does not sponsor and is not affiliated with the designers
or authors of this site. The photos were taken by the students who participated
on the Think Quest team. Team member Corey who serves as model for the use
of the quadrant on several pages on this site as well as the photographer
of the pictures on this site.
Walt Disney World
During your next visit to Walt Disney World, make it more
than an adventure--make it a learning experience. While working on this
material we had nothing but the greatest cooperation from the Disney staff
in each park. There was no problem bring in a yardstick quadrant nor was
there any problems with verifying our figures in getting our answers. Please
realize that Disney staff will not just give out answers especially since
they are aware that there are several school projects out there.
So here we go to Disney World.
Our first quadrant project will be at the Tower
of Terror. Team member Corey was standing in front of the Anaheim Produce
stand taking the measurements to the top of the Tower.
Using your yardstick quadrant and standing in front
of the produce market take a measurement. Yard stick quadrants usually take
two people to get a good measurement, one to site and one to read the degrees.
The top of the Tower will be what you will aim
for. Site your quadrant for that point, then take your measurement. Pace
off from the produce market to the entrance of the tower (the place where
the ride host stands). Corey's pace was approximately three foot to one
If you need to get closer for your measurements,
proceed to the street post at Sunset Blvd. and Gower (that is where the
stop and go sign is). It's a steeper measurement, but it still can be done.
C heck your answers in the Teacher's Corner
Let's move around the park to the Star Tours attraction.
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