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Visit this site: http://www.mcs.drexel.edu/~crorres/Archimedes/contents.html

Author:Chris Rorres, Drexel University
Description: A collection of information on Archimedes' life and achievements, complete with historical quotes, illustrations, and animations. The site covers Archimedes' inventions and accomplishments: Archimedes' Claw, Burning Mirrors, the Golden Crown, the Archimedes Screw, the Stomachion (similar to tangrams), the Cattle Problem, Archimedean Solids, Spheres and Planetaria, and the Law of the Lever. Other materials about and commemorating Archimedes' life and times: a timeline, the Siege of Syracuse, the Royal Family of Syracuse, Archimedes' death and tomb, coins from Syracuse, books on Archimedes, the lunar crater Archimedes, and stamps portraying Archimedes.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Graphics, Problems/Puzzles, Quotations
Math Topics: Higher-Dimensional Geometry, Euclidean Plane Geometry, History and Biography, Art, Philosophy, Astronomy, Physics

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