Type:

Lesson Plan

Description:

This is an introductory lesson, images and follow-up work to the Unit: A Tour of the Universe. The lesson includes information about the geocentric model of the universe proposed by Aristotle, the "problem" of retrograde motion, and the attempt to maintain the accuracy of the geocentric model by the use of epicycles.

Subjects:

  • Science > General
  • Science > Astronomy
  • Science > Earth Science
  • Science > General Science
  • Science > History of Science
  • Science > Physics

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8

Keywords:

Astronomy History of Science Earth Science Aristotle Ptolemy Geocentric Heliocentric Retrograde Motion Epicycle

Language:

English

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License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

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None
Update Standards?

SCI.6.3.D: Science

relate the impact of research on scientific thought and society, including the history of science and contributions of scientists as related to the content.

SCI.7.3.C: Science

identify advantages and limitations of models such as size, scale, properties, and materials; and

SCI.8.3.D: Science

relate the impact of research on scientific thought and society, including the history of science and contributions of scientists as related to the content.
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3
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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of -0001-11-30.

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Curriki Review System
July 29, 2009

This resource received a 3* rating because it is part of the larger resource A Tour of the Universe, which received a rating of 3-Exemplary in the Curriki Review System. You can learn more about this larger resource by reading its review and comments.

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