Eratosthenes’ measurement of the Earth’s Circumference
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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 it.
to respond and participate: Students follow the guidelines given by the teacher and perform the measurement of Earth’s circumference themselves.
to imitate and try: Learners follow the same procedure as Eratosthenes did and try to measure Earth’s circumference exactly as he did.