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Alex Newman

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The real story behind Archimedes’ Eureka!

As a class, watch the TEDEd video "The real story behind Archimedes’ Eureka!" 1. Tap on link 2. Click on Think 3. Answer the multiple choice questions. 4. Take a screenshot of your results and upload your photo to Seesaw 5. Tap check 6. Add a comment to your photo to answer the question: Name three other things that Archimedes is famous for? 7. Tap check

5th Grade, 4th Grade, 6th Grade, Social Studies, STEAM, History
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Archimedes Principle of Buoyancy is one of his most famous calculations. What else is he famous for? How about the catapult, a light-focusing mirror to burn invading ships, the Archimedes screw, and several math theorems? Read a short biography of him here (http://www.famousscientists.org/archimedes/) and here (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/32808/Archimedes). History says that Archimedes, so focused on his math calculations, that when confronted by a Roman soldier to leave, refused and was killed.