Red Soil & Dimensional Analysis

Duration: 30 min

An exploration of ternary graphs and the science behind the red soil at Monticello, and a journey through calculations which give us a better understanding of how much work the enslaved peoples had to do in order to create the vegetable garden at Monticello.

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Grade Level

High School

Type of Lesson

Cooperative Learning

Interdisciplinary Connections

math, science

Author Info

Name: Lee Pruett & Beverly Heigre
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School: Notre Dame High School
School Address: 596 S. 2nd Street
City: San Jose
State: CA