On March 20th MacKinnon sixth graders will once again take part in the Noon Day Project, sponsored by CIESE at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.
The purpose of the Noon Day Project is to recreate the work of the famous Greek librarian and mathematician, Eratosthenes. Over 2000 years ago this brilliant pioneer, using the simplest of tools and shadows cast by the noonday sun, successfully
measured the Earth’s circumference. Today students from all over the globe are afforded the opportunity to reenact this
historic event by collaboratively participating in hands-on measurement activities and on-line data collection.
The experience proved to be a smashing success last year and all look forward to an equally terrific learning experience
this Spring! Thus far the sixth graders have done a terrific job preparing for their up-coming Noon Day Project