FREE Printables and Resources About Archimedes

May 30, 2020

Sarah Shelton

Sarah Shelton

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Archimedes was a scientific and mathematic genius that lived during the Ancient Classical Age in Greece. If you are learning about famous scientists, studying STEM, Math history, or Ancient Greek history you will want to learn about Archimedes. 

Free Printables an Resources About Archimedes


Archimedes was a scientist, inventor and is known as one of the most brilliant mathematicians in history. He invented mechanics and the hydrostatic principle. The Archimedes screw is a device for raising water that is still used in developing countries today. He discovered the laws of levers and pulleys which are the basis of all simple machines! Archimedes founded the center of gravity which is one of the most fundamental concepts of physics. 

He loved to do math. It was his favorite subject and math problems would consume him so much that he refused to eat until he got a problem correct. He gave the most precise answer to Pi. He calculated the area of ​​a parabola using the exhaustive method of math.

Archimedes Biography:

Archimedes was born in Sicily, Italy around the year 287 B.C. and died around 212 B.C. The exact dates, month and year, are not known because it was so ancient and before Christ’s birth. He lived to be around 75 years old. 

Learn more about his discoveries and his death at .

Archimedes: The Mathematician BiographyStory of Mathematics

Famous Mathematicians: Archimedes Biography and Works

Archimedes Biography for KidsDucksters

FREE Printables and Resources About Archimedes:

Archimedes Facts and WorksheetsKids Konnect

Learn About ArchimedesScience With Me

Archimedes Biography and FactsFamous Scientists

Archimedes Principle

Quiz and Worksheet for Archimedes

Archimedes for ChildrenThe School Run

All About ArchimedesEasy Science for Kids

Archimedes Ostomachion Math Puzzle  – Teach Beside Me

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Archimedes and “Eureka!”

Your kids are going to love hearing the story of Archimedes and how his phrase “Eureka!” became famous. He was hired by the king to determine if the crowns his royal crown maker was making ere made of 100 percent gold. Archimedes thought of the solution while in his bathtub. Rumor has it that he was so excited he figured out the answer that he jumped out of the tub and ran through the streets naked, shouting, “Eureka! Eureka!”

Fact or Fiction: Archimedes Coined the Term Eureka! in the Bath TubScientific American

About Eureka! Article from Bellarmine University

The Real Story Behind Archimedes Eureka! Video from Ted-Ed

Eureka! The Archimedes Story – Delta Step You Tube Video

Archimedes Beyond “Eureka” Free Printable and Activity  – there are fun facts about Archimedes, a comprehension game, history timeline and easy science experiment.

Free Printables Archimedes

Science Experiments and Hands-on Activities to go along with a study of Archimedes:

Archimedes Water Displacement Science in the KitchenLine Upon Line Learning

Making Archimedes ScrewLine Upon Line Learning

Lever and Screws Simple Machines Lesson PlanHub Pages

What is the Archimedes Principle?Science Sparks

Archimedes Science Lesson on Density and DisplacementAdventures in Mommydom

Experiment for Finding Volume Free Story and Printable Worksheet

10 Fun Pi Day Activities: Easy and Fun Ways to Learn About Pi

Printables All About Simple Machines – there are tons of free resources and unit studies on teaching your kids about the different types of simple machines.

Printables All About Simple Machines.

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Free Printables and Resources About Archimedes

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