Type:

Lesson Plan

Description:

This lesson and assessment are designed to provide students with historical background and information about the astronomical contributions of Tycho Brahe, Johaness Kepler, and Galileo Galilei. Based on the contributions of Kepler and Galileo, the Copernican model of the heliocentric solar system was readily accepted as the accurate structure of the solar system.

Subjects:

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

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8

Keywords:

Astronomy History of Science Earth Science Tycho Brahe Johaness Kepler Galileo Galilei Galilean Moons Phases of Venus Parallax Shift

Language:

English

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License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

Collections:

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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.6.11.A: Science

describe the physical properties, locations, and movements of the Sun, planets, Galilean moons, meteors, asteroids, and comets;

SCI.7.3.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.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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