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Ms. Claxton

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Man on the moon.

America and Australia have different dates in their history books about when man landed on the moon, Australia says it was 21st July 1969 but America says it was 20th July 1969. How can this be when Apollo 11 only landed there once? When Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon in 1969, the huge radio telescope in Parkes, New South Wales, Australia was receiving and transmitting the signals that enabled the world to watch this historic event. 1. Use Google Earth to find Launch Pad 39A, Florida, USA and CSIRO Parkes Radiotelescope, Parkes, New South Wales, Australia. 2. Take a screenshot of both and then go to and it. 3. Use the tool to label each. 4. Use the world clock feature on your Ipad/laptop to find the time in New South Wales (use Sydney) and the time in Florida, (use Miami.) Take a screenshot. it. Use tool to make them fit. 5. Use the World Clock to solve the question. Use the tool to record your answer.

7th Grade, 6th Grade, Social Studies, Math
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Compatible with: Chromebooks, computers, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, Android phones, Kindle Fire

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

It is easier for students to work out if they edit and remove all clocks except the two needed. If using a laptop, Google World Clock or use this link: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/