Who is Archimedes?

For Research History of Science:  Students did an amazing job on their Archimedes reports. It is evident the care that each student took as they researched, prepared, and thoughtfully shared their reports.  Here is a clip from each report.

Jacob: “Who is Archimedes?  Archimedes was a remarkable man with many talents.”

Aliyah:  Which mathematician and scientist determined the exact value of pi and discovered the principle of fluid displacement? Archimedes!”

Christopher: “Archimedes threw a fit like a child and cried, “Please! Let me finish this math problem!”

Sebastian: “While drawing a complicated math problem, a Roman soldier almost stepped upon his work.  Archimedes said, “Don’t disturb my circles.”

Alejandro: “After studying in Alexandria, he [Archimedes] returned to Syracuse to pursue a life of thought and invention and to find solutions to the problems that vexed the king.”

Emma: “During the end of his life he [Archimedes] invented machines of war like the Heat Ray and the Claw of Archimedes which literally grabbed enemy ships out of the water and shook them to bits.”

Ellie: “Archimedes once said, “Give me a lever and a place to stand and I will move the earth.”  Even thought that is physically impossible, I find that his words did move some of the earth.”


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