Science KS2: Discovering the work of Archimedes

Dick, Dom and Fran Scott from 'Absolute Genius' describe the life and scientific work of Archimedes.

This Greek scientist was born in 287 BC.

He is famous for his important discoveries in maths, physics, and engineering, but he is best known for his work on floating and sinking.

Dick and Dom put his design for a heat ray to the test by using it to set fire to a boat.

This short film is from the CBBC series, Absolute Genius with Dick & Dom.

In this entertaining series Dick and Dom learn about the geniuses whose ideas, creations and discoveries have shaped our world.

Teacher Notes

This short film is ideally suited to introducing students to the significant achievements of Archimedes.

It could set the scene for a project on this or other famous historical scientists.

Curriculum Notes

This short film is suitable for teaching science at Key Stage 2 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and Second Level in Scotland.

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