Name _____________________________________ Date ___________________Mrs. Labuski / Mrs. Portsmore Period _______ Common Task Unit #5 LighthousesThe 32 ⅔- meter-tall Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in theUnites States. Located in Buxton, North Carolina, the tower was built of 1.2million bricks, and its walls are 13 feet thick.The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse sits over the dangerous shallow sandbars ofDiamond Shoals. It projects light more than 50 miles into the Atlantic Ocean,warning travelers away from the area known as the graveyard of the Atlantic.The following table lists the approximate heights in meters of six operating lighthouses in NorthCarolina. North Carolina LighthousesFor 1-4, use the table.1. Write the heights of the Bodie Island lighthouse, Lighthouse Height (m)the Cape Hatteras lighthouse, and the CurrituckBeach Lighthouse as decimals. Bodie Island (Pea Island) 27Bodie Island lighthouse _____________________ Cape Hatteras 63 Cape Lookout 51Cape Hatteras lighthouse ____________________ Currituck Beach 49 Oak Island 51Currituck Beach Lighthouse _________________ Ocracoke Island 232. Which two lighthouses are the same height?_____________________________________ & _____________________________________3. Which lighthouse is the shortest? ______________________________________
4. Write the lighthouses in order from tallest to shortest. North Carolina Lighthouses______________________________________ Lighthouse Height (m)______________________________________ Bodie Island (Pea Island) 27______________________________________ Cape Hatteras 63______________________________________ Cape Lookout 51____________________________________________________________________________ Currituck Beach 495. North Carolina has 300 miles of coastline. Is it Oak Islandpossible for the six lighthouses to be evenly spaced 51along the coastline so that one lighthouse is at oneend and one is at the other end? Explain. Ocracoke Island 23
Lighthouses (p. 199 of textbook) (answer key)1. Write the heights of the Bodie Island lighthouse, the Cape Hatteraslighthouse, and the Currituck Beach Lighthouse as decimals.Bodie Island lighthouse 27.44mCape Hatteras lighthouse 63.4mCurrituck Beach Lighthouse 49.3m2. Which two lighthouses are the same height? Cape Lookout and Oak Island3. Which lighthouse is the shortest? Ocracoke Island4. Write the lighthouses in order from tallest to shortest.Cape HatterasCape Lookout / Oak IslandCurrituck BeachBodie Island (Pea Island)Ocracoke Island5. North Carolina has 300 miles of coastline. Is it possible for the six lighthouses to be evenlyspaced along the coastline so that one lighthouse is at one end and one is at the other end?Explain.Yes, if the first lighthouse is at mile 0, then the remaining 5 lighthouses would be spacedevenly over the 300 miles. 300 is divisible by 5, so the lighthouses would be 60 miles apart.