Mr Conlan’s 5th Class had a great time measuring the height of the new school building. Don’t worry, we weren’t climbing ladders or renting cherrypickers!!!
We used an instrument called a clinometer and our knowledge of triangles to calculate the height. Click through the photos to see how we made our clinometers and then put them to use!
Afterwards, we took an average of all the results. Our class average was within half a metre of the actual building height! A very pleasing ending to this great Science / Maths lesson.
Please see here for more information and instructions for how to make your own clinometer. dpsm_clinometer_activity.pdf (sfi.ie)