Nicolaus Copernicus Teacher Resources
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An Understanding of the Positions of the Planets
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
The Scientific Revolution: Crash Course History of Science #12
13 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Exploring Our Backyard, The Solar System - Part 1/2
9 mins 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...
Is There a Center of the Universe?
4 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The history of our understanding of the center of the universe is explored through this film. The ideas of Aristotle, Copernicus, Bruno, Descartes, and Herschel are included, as well as the new discoveries that have helped the theories...
Why Did the Church Fear Scientific Advancement? Galileo Case Study
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...