The experiment of Eratosthenes

Students will measure the region of the Earth using the method followed by Eratosthenes in the 3rd century BC. – Students learn how to measure Earth’s circumference using simple mathematical formulas. Cognitive domain (processes) to think critically and creatively: Students are informed about the innovative idea that Eratosthenes had to measure the region of the Earth....

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Eratosthenes’ measurement of the Earth’s Circumference

Students will measure the Earth’s circumference based on Eratosthenes’ experiment, which he carried out at 3rd century B.C. Cognitive domain (processes) to think critically and creatively: Students learn about the innovative way Eratosthenes used to calculate Earth’s circumference. Cognitive domain (knowledge) procedural knowledge: Students understand how exactly Eratosthenes performed his measurement and attempt to repeat...

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