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Physical Science

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You will learn how to use globes, maps, and satellite images. Use your skills to locate lost hikers using topographical maps and locate an international jewel thief using latitudes and longitudes.

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Now You Know

After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:

  • Demonstrate how to use a stereoscope during investigations.

Everything You'll Have Covered

What is a stereoscope?

~ A stereoscope enables people to see drawings in 3-D.

How do stereoscopes work?

~ Stereoscopes present two drawings or images of different angles of the same object. Using the distance between two eyes, the images from different angles come together and appear to be three-dimensional.

Aside from 3-D movies, how else are stereoscopes used?

~ Although 3-D movies are the most common use of stereoscopes, they are also used in microscopes and topographic maps.

Tutorial Details

Approximate Time 2 Minutes
Pre-requisite Concepts Students should have a general understanding of 3-D technology, Charles Wheatstone, and Holmes Stereo Viewer.
Course Physical Science
Type of Tutorial Animation
Key Vocabulary 3-D technology, Charles Wheatstone, Holmes Stereo Viewer