The Scientific Revolution: Crash Course History of Science #12

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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 of Science. Content includes Copernicus and heliocentricity and the scientific ideas that led up to his new way of thinking.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • The video is a welcome addition to an astronomy lesson or study of Copernicus
  • Compare heliocentric models with an interactive resource
Classroom Considerations

  • Be sure to point out the different time periods discussed in the video to ensure pupils don't mix them up
Pros

  • The resource uncovers how one single revolution was more accurately a series of smaller skirmishes throughout the world
  • Fun, detailed solar system illustrations brighten up a very serious topic
Cons

  • None
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