Archimedes and the Door of Science Fun Activities

Jeanne Bendick
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Write an obituary for Archimedes.


Play jackstones with a partner.

Your Name in Greek

Write your name using Greek letters.

Map It

Use a blackline map to locate where Archimedes lived and traveled.

Archimedean Screw Pump

Make an Archimedean screw pump and demonstrate how it works.

Sketch an Invention

Sketch one of Archimedes' inventions.


With a partner, create a lever and show how moving the fulcrum and resistance can make first-class, second-class, and third-class levers.

Simple Machines

Archimedes used simple machines (lever, pulley, wheel and axle, inclined plane, wedge and screw) to make work easier. Look around the classroom and make a list of all the simple machines in the room.

Simple Experiment

Perform one of the simple experiments in the book that uses only household materials.


Research Alexandria today and during Archimedes' time. Create a booklet that contrasts Alexandria today and then.

Honoring Archimedes

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