Name: Measuring the sky
Date: October 6, 2008
Venue: �Tudor Vianu� National High School of Computer Science Bucharest
Target group: Students from "Tudor Vianu" National High School of Computer Science
Committee: Raileanu Roberta, Ferariu Ioana, Iordache Radu
Coordinating teacher: Ioana Stoica
Attendance: the 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th grade and former students (about 125 people & 2 teachers)
Students were encouraged to put themselves in the shoes of the early scientists who tried to find answers to the mysteries of the Universe. On the 6th of October, our usual classroom was transported in ancient and medieval times. Using several documentaries, pictures and PowerPoint presentations, students were explained the way Eratosthenes measured the circumference of our planet, they saw how big the library in Alexandria was and learned interesting facts about great astronomers such as Copernicus, Aristarchus or Tycho Brahe.
The four presentations explained:
You can view Roberta's presentation here, Radu's presentation here and the quiz here.