Type:

E-book, Lesson Plan

Description:

This lesson introduces students to Nicolaus Copernicus and his proposed heliocentric view of the solar system. It also discusses with students the main reason Copernicus' model wasn't readily accepted, the absence of parallax shift for distant stars.

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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License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

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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.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.7.4.A: Science

use appropriate tools to collect, record, and analyze information, including life science models, hand lens, stereoscopes, microscopes, beakers, Petri dishes, microscope slides, graduated cylinders, test tubes, meter sticks, metric rulers, metric tape measures, timing devices, hot plates, balances, thermometers, calculators, water test kits, computers, temperature and pH probes, collecting nets, insect traps, globes, digital cameras, journals/notebooks, and other equipment as needed to teach the curriculum; 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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