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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/617176
Title:
Eratosthenes 2009/2010: An Old Experiment in Modern Times
Authors:
Victoria, Bekeris; Flavia, Bonomo; Edgardo, Bonzi
Abstract:
We describe the projects “Eratosthenes 2009” and “Eratosthenes 2010 America,” carried out during the International Year of Astronomy (2009) in Argentina and with almost all the countries in North and South America during 2010. More than 15 000 students at more than 200 schools each year determined the radius of the Earth using the method that Eratosthenes employed more than 2000 years ago. The result obtained was 6290 km in 2009 and 6375 km in 2010, in good agreement with tabulated values of 6371 km [McCarthy and Petit, 2004, “IERS Conventions (2003),” IERS Technical Note No. 32, Frankfurt: Bundesamts fu ̈r Kartographie und Geoda ̈sie]. These projects involve history, mathematics, and astronomy to create an exciting activity with accurate scientific results.
Affiliation:
Universidad de Buenos Aires
Citation:
Bekeris, V., Bonomo, F., Bonzi, E., Garcĺa, B., Mattei, G., Mazzitelli, D., ... & Tamarit, F. (2011). Eratosthenes 2009/2010: An Old Experiment in Modern Times. Astronomy Education Review, 10(1).
Journal:
Astronomy Education Review
Issue Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/617176
Document Source:
Peer-reviewed
Language:
en_US
Type Of Resource:
Curriculum/Program Description or Report
Learning Environment:
Formal
Subjects:
Middle/Secondary School Students
Construct:
Content Knowledge; Quantitative Reasoning; General Teaching Strategies
Content:
Celestial Motion
Nation:
Argentina
Appears in Collections:
Astronomy Education Research

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dc.contributor.authorVictoria, Bekerisen
dc.contributor.authorFlavia, Bonomoen
dc.contributor.authorEdgardo, Bonzien
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dc.date.issued2011en
dc.identifier.citationBekeris, V., Bonomo, F., Bonzi, E., Garcĺa, B., Mattei, G., Mazzitelli, D., ... & Tamarit, F. (2011). Eratosthenes 2009/2010: An Old Experiment in Modern Times. Astronomy Education Review, 10(1).en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11290/617176en
dc.description.abstractWe describe the projects “Eratosthenes 2009” and “Eratosthenes 2010 America,” carried out during the International Year of Astronomy (2009) in Argentina and with almost all the countries in North and South America during 2010. More than 15 000 students at more than 200 schools each year determined the radius of the Earth using the method that Eratosthenes employed more than 2000 years ago. The result obtained was 6290 km in 2009 and 6375 km in 2010, in good agreement with tabulated values of 6371 km [McCarthy and Petit, 2004, “IERS Conventions (2003),” IERS Technical Note No. 32, Frankfurt: Bundesamts fu ̈r Kartographie und Geoda ̈sie]. These projects involve history, mathematics, and astronomy to create an exciting activity with accurate scientific results.en
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