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 identified as a planet, doubling the size of the known solar system.
- Flip your classroom by assigning the video as homework; use class time for discussion and practice
- Create a timeline of astronomical discoveries
- Individuals require Internet access if viewing the video independently
- Uses many images to add interest
- Builds a historical connection to astronomy