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Kara Brem

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Hurricane Florence & Scale Factor

💨Hurricane Florence is a large category 4 hurricane approaching the North Carolina and South Carolina coastline. ⛈ With a diameter of about 500 miles across (800 kilometers), according to USA Today, Hurricane Florence is larger than Hurricane Katrina. (9/11/18) 🌊Using the attached map and its scale, what is the scale factor of NC’s approximate coastline compared to Florence’s diameter? 🌀Hint: If you begin with a smaller figure, your scale factor will be less than one. If you begin with the larger figure your scale factor will be more than one. 🌀Hint: Diameter of a circle is any straight line segment that passes through the center of a circle. ❗️Click the add button. ❗️Using the drawing, photo & mic tools record your findings. There is a student template of the map for you to use. ❗️Click the check to submit your response to your teacher for approval. Once approved, you will be able to see your post in the Student Feed.

9th Grade, 8th Grade, 7th Grade, Math, Science
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Compatible with: Chromebooks, computers, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, Android phones, Kindle Fire

Students will edit this template:

Use THIS map of NC and THIS scale in the corner of the map.