The Discovery of the Solar System
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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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Greatest Discoveries in Astronomy Video Worksheet
In this astronomy worksheet, students write the answers to 16 short answer questions about the solar system, astronomers, Copernicus, and satellites. They also describe dark energy and exoplanets. (Written to be done with a video but can...
7th - 9th Science
Introduction to the Solar System
Today scientists watch other solar systems forming, helping to inform us how we got our start. The video covers what makes up the solar system, how we went from gas to a disk, how the planets formed, and the motion in the system. The...
10 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Discovery of Uranus
Take a trip back in time to the Age of Enlightenment. A video lesson describes the sequence of events leading to the discovery of the planet Uranus. Previously, Uranus was considered a faint star, then a comet, and finally correctly...
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7 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
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For thousands of years people have observed comets as they pass through the solar system, but could there be more to these celestial bodies than meets the eye? Watch this video to learn how these objects have recently been found to...
4 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Discovery Of The Solar System
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...
9th - 12th English Language Arts