Navigation in the 1600s

The Texas State History Museum is home to a ship, La Belle which sank off the Texas coast in 1686. She has inspired a suite of math models activities and displays.

We have 1) Invention of the Mercator Map 3) Model of the ship with Log Line to determine speed. 4) Wooden Quadrant 5) Nocturnal 7) Shadow Puppet Theater Eclipse 8) Gunter Rule 9) Triangulation Exercise 10) “Ships” for field trip

11) Cannon Ball Stacking