Following last March’s great success with more than 1000 schools from around the world involved in the activity, we are happy to announce the Eratosthenes Experiment September 2016, which will take place on the 22nd of September, 2016! Do not miss the opportunity to participate in this fascinating international event! Register your school here.
Stay tuned by joining the Eratosthenes Community, where you can also find lesson plans of the experiment based on the Inquiry Based Model. There, you’ll find your country’s community (Network of related communities - on the right) and the lesson plans for primary school and high school in your languages! If you do not have access to computers or tablets your students’ knowledge on the subject will be assessed by the means of an online questionnaire which can be found here.
The questionnaire, available in many languages, should be answered before the lesson begins (pre-questionnaire) and after the lesson’s end (post questionnaire) so as to monitor the knowledge obtained by the students.
Students get to reproduce the measurement of the circumference of the Earth, one of the most important scientific measurements ever performed, using the simplest apparatus! More details on how to do the experiment are on the website: http://eratosthenes.ea.gr/en/content/experiment
Join the Eratosthenes Experiment to get a glimpse of FUNdamental science!
PLATON is a two-year European project launched on September 2016. It aspires to provide teachers and school communities with a coherent teachers’ training framework which will update their current teaching practices. More particularly, PLATON aims to offer an open and innovative training framework to teachers of primary and secondary education which will focus on:
- Promoting student-centred teaching approaches;
- Promoting a holistic interdisciplinary approach;
- Support the use of online educational tools;
- Support the meaningful collaboration between teachers of the same school.