The Copernican Revolution
Eighth graders are introduced to the Copernican Revolution and the differences between medieval perspectives about the origins and nature of the universe. After viewing and discussing a video, 8th graders summarize what they learned in an essay.
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World History and Geography: 1500 A.D. (C.E.) to the Present
Intended to help Virginia teachers align their curriculum to the state's history and social science standards, this packet provides a wealth of materials for any social studies or science instructor. Loaded with plans, suggestions for...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History
Online Exploration: Telescopes From the Ground Up
Young scholars explore a web-based illustrated text and interactive graphics to determine the relationship between the operation of telescopes and light. optics. They work in small groups to become an expert on one of the ten eras of...
6th - 12th Science
Personality Profiles of the Scientific Revolution
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...
7th - 10th Science
The Physics of the Planets: How 16th and 17th Century Physicist Helped Us Understand Our Solar System
Eighth graders draw the paths of the planets in the solar system. In this astronomy lesson, 8th graders calculate speed of objects using distance and time information. They research about the work of scientists in the 16th and 17th century.