Distance Measures Comments

THis is another good lab that relates distance measures to commonplace arguments for radar, parallax and standard candle measurement techniques. It's very hands-on, with the students having to pace out distances (simulating a radar pulse travelling at c) and other similar methods. I think it would help students to understand both the ideas behind these different distance measures and also the methodology of how they are used, related to everyday things. Very helpful especially for students who learn by doing.
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