Mr Archimedes’ Bath
Angus & Robertson, 2020
32pp., hbk., RRP $A24.99
Forty years ago, even very young children knew who the Greek mathematician Archimedes was as they explored the physics of water displacement alongside him as he tried to work out who was responsible for making the bath overflow when he and his animal friends got in. Is it Kangaroo, Goat or Wombat? Surely it can’t be Archimedes himself????
In this celebratory anniversary release of this favourite children’s classic, a whole new generation of children can explore the same phenomenon with new teaching notes written by me! Work science and maths into your program to demonstrate how the information literacy process is embedded across the curriculum and set up your students for a load of fun as they replicate Mr Archimedes’ investigations!!! And introduce them to a classic story at the same time, one they will be wanting to share in another 40 years.