Flag Pole Lab 2018 – Maya Pawley and Gabby Comartin

In this lab, we were to figure out the height of the flagpole, but how? We used x as the height and were challenged to find the length using the measurement of the angle, the angle of elevation and the height of our partner. We were to add the height of our partner after finding x to equal the full height. First Gabby and I used a clinometer from a marked distance away from the pole, once we determined the angle we measured the distance from the center base of the pole to our marker. This gave us the fraction of 67 degrees/1 and x/355cm. Using tangent we found the height was 7.9 meters and once we added Gabby’s height it became; 9.3 meters. The average for our class was 10 meters.