Why Lesson Planet?
Ancient mathematician Archimedes had a few tricks up his sleeve, and in this ancient history reading selection, students discover his creative prowess. They determine why he is considered to be a genius and innovator of his time through interesting stories. This activity reading lends nicely to a "guess-the-ending" activity, presenting Archimedes' dilemnas to students and discussing their guesses before revealing the endings. Leads into basic principles of physics, too!