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The Eratosthenes Experiment - Linq 2015

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This presentation was given at the LINQ conference in Brussels on 15 May 2015 in the context of the ISE project.

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The Eratosthenes Experiment - Linq 2015

  1. 1. The Eratosthenes Experiment- a collaborative cross-border project involving teachers from all over Europe LINQ 2015 Eugenia Kypriotis Research and Development Department of Ellinogermaniki Agogi 12th of May, 2015
  2. 2. What is the Eratosthenes experiment? Students measure the circumference of the Earth using simple means Use ISE eLearning tool to find local noon At that time they measure the shadow shaped by an one-metre stick and they note it They contact a school on the same medieval and they exchange data Using their data and their schools they succeed in measuring the circumference of the Earth
  3. 3. Eratosthenes experiment in 2013 piloting 4 5 countries 7 schools 6 1 3 1 1 1 1 Number of schools per country Number of schools per continent
  4. 4. 6 303 15 7 14 1 11 8 1 1 1 5 9 51 2 2 2 1 1 4 3 Eratosthenes experiment in 2014 Number of schools per country Number of schools per continent 37 countries 350 schools 303 schools in Europe
  5. 5. Eratosthenes World map 2014
  6. 6. Eratosthenes Europe map 2014
  7. 7. Eratosthenes experiment in 2015 9 472 4 114 1 10 4 2 2 2 3 9 5 2 1 1 4 1 16 1 Number of schools per country Number of schools per continent 42 countries 507 schools 472 schools in Europe
  8. 8. Eratosthenes World map 2015
  9. 9. Eratosthenes Europe map 2015
  10. 10. Solar Eclipse 2015
  11. 11. Maybe create an activity?
  12. 12. Solar Eclipse 2015
  13. 13. Solar Eclipse 2015
  14. 14. eratosthenes.ea.gr
  15. 15. the community
  16. 16. communities’ network
  17. 17. Solar Eclipse 2015
  18. 18. Solar Eclipse 2015
  19. 19. educational material
  20. 20. contests Contest supported by the platform functions Group in the community
  21. 21. contests Eratosthenes Online Lesson Contest scholarships for 2015 Inspiring Science Education Summer Academy in Athens
  22. 22. social media
  23. 23. next Eratosthenes 22nd of September 2015 Or email me ekypriotis@ea.gr Visit eratosthenes.ea.gr to register for news
  24. 24. Thank you  Eugenia Kypriotis ekypriotis@ea.gr

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