The second video for teachers recorded on our trip to Europe, in Geneva, Switzerland.
This video was shot on location at Le Musée d’Histoire des Sciences (Museum of the History of Science), Geneva, Switzerland. The museum has some rather cool exhibits outside (in bright sunshine the day we were there), showing different sorts of sundials. I don’t mention it in the video, but you’ll also see a pair of parabolic dishes for transmitting sound, which visitors have a lot of fun with.
Teaching time is a really important topic in mathematics, both in terms of time of day and duration of events. There are neat connections to make between math and technology of measuring time, giving lots of material to the creative teacher.
Le Musée d’Histoire des Sciences, Geneva, Switzerland –
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