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How steep are those stairs?

May 10, 2017

We went around Queen’s campus and measured some stairs.  These ones were on an old building, the Victoria school building main stairs.


We measured rise and run, and walked up the stairs to look down to see if it seemed steep.


We also looked at the stairs at Tindall field.


We measured the big stairs and also the small stairs, and compared the slopes.


Turns out that the steps are in proportion with each other.  3 little steps for each big step.  They have the same slope!  Look at those rulers.


We had fun, and enjoyed the spring weather, and now have a good idea of what slope, rise and run mean.

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