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Nicolaus Copernicus- Mini Biography

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Copernicus' seven maxims and his concept of a heliocentric solar system are introduced in a short video overview of his life and works.
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An Understanding of the Positions of the Planets

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Copernicus published the heliocentric solar system concept in 1514. The Catholic church banned the book, and that ban wasn't lifted until 1835. Now the heliocentric model of the solar system is widely accepted, and the lesson explains...
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Addition Facts to 20: Copernicus Picture

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this addition facts worksheet, students solve the 24 addition problems. Students color each problem space with the color indicated in the key. The result is a picture of Copernicus.
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The Scientific Revolution

For Teachers 7th - 8th
There were a few ideas and great thinkers that spawned the Scientific Revolution. Discover the contributions of modern scientific thinkers such as Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler, Galileo, Bacon, Descartes, and Newton. Slides describe how each...
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The Scientific Revolution: 1500-1700

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Discover the key players involved in reshaping scientific thought during the scientific revolution. Basic information regarding major contributions of Brahe, Copernicus, Galileo, Bacon, Kepler, Descartes, and Newton are covered in this...
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Astronomy - Ancient Philosophies

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Combine science and social studies with this collection of notes on ancient astronomy. Ideas propagated by early scientists influenced the way people viewed life and our place in the universe. Examine the philosophies of Aristotle,...
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The Scientific Revolution: Crash Course History of Science #12

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The Scientific Revolution forever changed our concept of astronomy! Science scholars explore the major mindshift in Europe that signaled the beginning of a new area during the 12th installment of a 15-part series discussing the History...
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Ptolemy, Copernicus, & the Church

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners explore the scientific revolution. In this scientific revolution lesson, students complete activities regarding Ptolemy, Copernicus, and the Church.
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Planetary Brochures

For Teachers 5th
Any two things can be compared and contrasted. Here, pupils will compare and contrast how the Earth and Sun were perceived by Galileo and Copernicus to how we perceive them today. They take into account: motion, the moon, changes,...
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The Solar System

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this solar system worksheet, students will name the two models of the solar system and compare their differences. Kids will state the hypothesis behind the formation of the sun and planets. Students will compare and contrast the inner...
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Writing Exercises: The Scientific Revolution I

For Students 7th - 9th
Nicolaus Copernicus was one of the many amazing minds that contributed to the scientific revolution. Have your class practice their expository writing skills while they show their understanding of post Renaissance shifts in scientific...
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Exploring Our Backyard, The Solar System - Part 1/2

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
A charming narrator introduces viewers to the wonders and history of our own solar system. A full explanation describing the birth of our sun, planets, and entire solar system. This is the first part of a two-part series on our solar...
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Scientific Revolution: The Renaissance

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Present key facts about the significance and controversy surrounding the scientific revolution. It defines terms and discusses people and politics in a comprehensive way. This slide show also includes a flow chart outlining what students...
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Ptolemy, Copernicus, & the Church

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers determine the difference between a geocentric universe and a heliocentric universe.
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Ptolemy vs. Copernicus

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students list differences in the diagrams of a geocentric universe and a heliocentric universe. They students describe the religious impact of this change on man's conception of the universe and man's place within it. Students describe...
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Our Solar System

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
The presentation starts with the scientists who made discoveries about our solar system: Ptolemy, Copernicus, Galileo, Brahe, Kepler, and Newton. It also covers the planets, inner, outer, and Pluto, satellites, and an in-depth discussion...
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Astronomer Trading Cards

For Teachers 6th
Famous astronomers, and their contributions to the world of astronomy, are the focus of this space science lesson. Pupils make a trading card of the astronomer he or she is researching. Then they get together in pairs to complete a Venn...
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Why Did the Church Fear Scientific Advancement? Galileo Case Study

For Students 6th - 8th
Learners start this exercise about Galileo by writing about a modern-day invention that has impacted society. Then, they read a short scenario depicting Galileo on trial before the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. They use their...
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Water is a Heat Sink

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
One of the key objectives of Europe's Copernicus Earth program is to monitor the temperatures of the oceans and seas on Earth. Young scholars learn the effects of different heat capacities through two experiments. These experiments...
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The Discovery Of The Solar System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the heliocentric theory of Copernicus, the ideas behind it and the explanations which it displaced. A discussion of retrograde motion of planets helps students explain the logic underlying the ideas of both Ptolemy and...
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The Discovery of the Solar System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars study the ideas behind the heliocentric theory of Copernicus. They examine about retrograde motion of the planets as they move around the sun. They study astronomers who include Ptolemy, Copernicus, and Galileo.
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Personality Profiles of the Scientific Revolution

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students study the scientific accomplishments of Nicholas Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, Johannes Kepler, and Isaac Newton. In groups, they research one of the scientists and make a visual model or presentation that shows the scientist's...
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Video Worksheet: The Mechanical Universe – "The Apple and the Moon"

For Students 9th - 12th
For this gravity worksheet, students watch a video and describe how Newton, Copernicus, and Galileo helped explain inertia and gravity. This worksheet has 5 short answer questions.
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People of the Scientific Revolution

For Teachers 7th - 10th
For this Scientific Revolution worksheet, students read a brief overview of the contributions of Copernicus, Bacon, Kepler, Galileo, Newton, and Harvey.

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