Type:

Lesson Plan

Description:

This lesson includes a brief introduction to Nicolaus Copernicus. It primarily focuses on his contributions to astronomy and why society believed his theories were incorrect. Because Copernicus was the first astronomer to really solidify a hypothesis about the heliocentric solar system, his contributions are considered the starting point of the Scientific Revolution.

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 Copernicus Parallax Shift Heliocentric

Language:

English

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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

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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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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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