In this talk, Adam Savage walks through two spectacular examples of profound scientific discoveries that came from simple, creative methods anyone could have followed — Eratosthenes’ calculation of the Earth’s circumference around 200 BC and Hippolyte Fizeau’s measurement of the speed of light in 1849.
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- Answer this question from the video: At what time on the solstice did Adam Savage said the shadow of the person’s head looking at the well blocks the sun?
- Share a question, as simple or as complicated as you want, preferably related to science, or about something you think it could be answered through scientific inquiry, about something you would like to know? For example, why do sharks have a skeleton made of cartilage? or why does our body stop growing in size after certain age? why do cry when something hurts? …