# Pi Day - Archimedes Note Packet, Activities, and Lesson Plans

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“Happy pi Day!”

“EUREKA” – I found it! – Archimedes.

Archimedes is perhaps one of the greatest Mathematicians and Scientists of all time. Here is a chance to showcase this scientist through multiple mediums. If you are interested in Math, Science, Physics, and Archimedes, it is all contained in this note packet. This educational vehicle contains over 40 pages of a wide-spectrum of embedded activities, supplementary aides, Smart Board Activities, guided notes, and on each page there are ongoing formative assessments. Each page in this note packet has assessment questions that your students can work on in small groups. Also, both the lesson plans and teacher’s guide is included. Everything is contained.

This entire note packet is customized to mold to over 30 common core standards. This note packet also focuses on bridging the gap between science and literacy.

The content in this note packet contains the life history of Archimedes, his discoveries, principles, and the amazing war machines he invented. Students will actually experience his discoveries as they work to produce and practice using his original ideas. Students will explore through enticing exploratory and discovery activities.

Students will be exposed to the following:
-How has the life of Archimedes changed the way we do things today?
-What are Archimedes primary contributions to math and science?
-What are the different types of courses, Archimedes studied as a young child?
-Explain how the Archimedean screw works?
-How does Archimedes relate to the Leaning Tower of Pisa?
-What is the difference between surface area and volume?
-How did Archimedes method of exhaustion help him discover pi?
-What is the difference between inscribing and circumscribing?
-What is the relationship between the sides of a polygon and determining it an area of a circle?
-What are different types of areas of a square, triangle, and a rectangle?
-What is the difference between volume and buoyancy
-How did Archimedes discover water displacement?
-What is a scientific theory?
-How did Archimedes redefine scientific measurement?
-How does a lever work and what is its function?
-Explain the difference between the force of effort and the force of resistance?
-Explain how Archimedes contributed to the defense of Syracuse?

Student Learning Objectives:
-Discuss why the significant events that took place during Archimedes life
-Explain and discover the new inventions that Archimedes produced
-Use guided notes to reinforce reading and decoding skills
-Use models and practice working with formulas to put Archimedes theory into practice.
-Formatively assess previously learned materials through ongoing assessments
Total Pages
41 pages
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Teaching Duration
4 days
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