In this lab we had to measure the height of the flag pole in front of the school using trigonometry.
We used a clinomater to measure the angle from our eye height to the top of the flag pole. We got 43°.
After we measured the distance from which we stood from the pole using a trundle wheel. We got 8.67 m.
We had to use tangent to and add the height from the ground to your eyes and add it to the height. We got that the flag pole is 9.72 m.
After completing the lab we compared our answer with other groups and the answers where varied by ± 1 m. We believe that this is because the instruments we used weren’t the most accurate and neither where some of the measurements.