Shape of the Earth

Shape of the Earth from Kerry Magruder on Vimeo.

Join several students on a time-travel tour, guided by the medieval physicist Nicole Oresme, as they survey ideas about the shape of the Earth. In the process, the students discover that the real “flat Earth myth” is not a mistaken medieval notion, but a modern prejudice!

Script, discussion questions, instructor notes, and true/false questions: download pdf. Two of my related websites:

Written and produced by Kerry Magruder. Not polished, but hopefully better than a PowerPoint. I apologize for my terrible French.

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  1. Pingback: Flat Earth Myth revisited – brilliant XKCD | Kerry's loft

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