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Stevens Institute of Technology

 
Estimate the Circumference of the Earth
using Eratosthenes' Method

Recommendations

Recommendations for Integration:
  • This problem-based RWLO can be used either in a Math, Science, or History of Math & Science classroom to demonstrate the relationship between the central angle and the sun angle, Eratosthenes' amazing experiment and calculations, and/or how proportional strategies can be used to solve problems.

Back-up:
  • Print-out all of the materials referenced in the Content Material section of this web site and provide sufficient copies to your students. At a minimum, a copy of each of the materials used should be provided to each group of students. To calculate the north-south distance, students can use rulers and maps to estimate the distance based on the scale provided with the map.

 

(NOTE: this RWLO is based on the Noon Day Project)


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