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.

Cognitive domain (knowledge)
procedural knowledge: Students learn how Eratosthenes actually did his measurement and attempt to repeat it.

to respond and participate: Students follow the teacher’s instructions and try to measure the region of the Earth on their own.

to imitate and try: Students follow step by step Eratosthenes’ process and measure the region of the Earth in the same way.

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