Laboratory 07 sought to explore the relationship between latitude, longitude, and linear metric system measurements. The laboratory also continued the exploration of uncertainty in measurements. During the course of the laboratory four different measuring tools were employed by the students. The laboratory also confirmed continuing student confusion in regards the concepts of latitude and longitude.
The students used two different GPS units, a surveyor's wheel, and a Google Earth ruler. The students started by walking a line of latitude from east to west.
Carmen heads due west while Kehlen follows with the surveyor's wheel