Eratosthenes Finds Diameter of Earth!
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|Mary Kay Hemenway, University of Texas at Austin|
|Students learn to estimate the diameter and circumference of the Earth by repeating Eratosthenes' experiment, exchange measured data and results, and use the Internet to research the mathematical and scientific contributions of Eratosthenes. Hemenway adapted this activity from its original author, Rice University's Dennis P. Donovan.|
|Levels:||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Resource Types:||Lesson Plans and Activities|
|Math Topics:||Measurement, Euclidean Plane Geometry, Geography|
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