to the Globe Team's official page!
We are a group of IB students
from the International School of Curacao who are organizing the recreation of Erastosthenes.' historic experiment to
determine the circumference of our planet. The experiment took place roughly
around 200 B.C., and his results were so remarkably close to the real
measurement that in his honor we wish to celebrate it by emulating the
experiment that he performed without the aid of technology.
Please look at the news section which
has been updated!
Check the results section!
News in our Web site.
NOTE: The experiment was conducted on
September 21st of 2000 successfully around the world. The schools which couldn't
carry on with the experiment because of the weather, please try again on
September 22nd of 2000 at your respective local noon.
Here are the latest
news concerning our project Erastosthenes 2000
September 30th of 2000 (5:47 PM ET)
- The schools who haven't still sent
their results, because of the rain on September 21st but re-tried to do the
experiment and have results, please send them as soon as possible to include
you in our results chart. Please send your group pictures the schools who
have not yet done so and the list of members who participated in the
experiment. We will have the partial results by later today ET. Thanks to
the schools who cooperated and worked hard on the experiment to make
it the success it has been, we could have never done it without your global
cooperation. More news soon!
September 22nd of 2000 (8:24 PM ET)
- We will present our very accurate results soon in the web page. Please send
your pictures and your results the schools that still haven't sent them
please as soon as possible. Thanks!
September 21st of 2000 (4:45 PM
- Congratulations to all the schools
around the globe!. The experiment was carried out successfully in most of
the schools around the globe. Here in Curacao, the weather was perfect and
we were able to carry out the experiment. Please send us your results with
the pictures so we can post them as soon as possible on the web page. Also
the schools who couldn't carry on with the experiment because of the
weather, try to do so on September 22nd at your local noon. Any questions
can be posted on the message board or email us.
- After we receive all your results,
we will post the final chart of results on this web page. We have a new
results page for the new information we are currently receiving from the
September 19th of 2000 (8:51 PM
- We are only two days away from the
experiment's date. If you have any last minute questions or inquiries,
please do not hesitate to drop us a line at the message board or contact us
directly at our e-mail. Good luck!
September 15th of 2000 (7:27 PM ET)
- We have added a message problem
board in order for you to write problems or questions you might have
related to the experiment.
September 14th of
2000 (5:44 PM ET)
- The globe team website has
been updated! We have added the members section with a small bibliography of
each of the members and pictures. We have also added the history page to get
to know a little more about the background of this excellent
- Since we are approaching
the projected date in which the experiment is going to take place, we have
added technical steps to carry out the experiment correctly. In addition we
have added the list of the schools participating with their contact
September 11th of 2000 (5:31 PM
- The globe team website will soon
have the lists of the schools in the project. We will also be adding the
history behind our project and a little information about each of the
members of the global team and pictures from
the Globe team with base in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles.
September 10th of 2000 (8:36 PM ET)
- The globe team will be adding
information about the schools already enrolled to participate in our project
September 10th of 2000 (12:19 AM ET)
- The globe team is going to add
information about the exact steps to take towards the recreation of Erastosthenes experiment. The technical and theoretical information will be
up in this site by later today or by tomorrow afternoon Eastern Time.
September 9th of 2000
have just opened our homepage for our Globe team!. This page will be
updated every time with new news concerning our experiment Erastosthenes
have received confirmation of 20 schools from around the world to
participate in this global experiment.
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