Tuesday, September 20, 2011

GHS Participates in Eratosthenes Experiment

Galesburg High School Science classes (Ms. Buebe & Mr. Baxter) are participating in the Eratosthenes Experiment this year! This project helps students recreate the experiment conducted by the Greek Mathematician & Father of Geography (he "invented" the concept of latitude & longitude) allowing him to calculate the circumference of the Earth by a series of large-scale geometric measurements & calculations.
While the calculations of Eratosthenes were close-but-not-quite-perfect, we hope that GHS students will find success as they attempt to recreate this experiment!

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