104 - The Renaissance

Unit 1: History of Astronomy

1.4 - Renaissance & the Science of Astronomy

Key Ideas / Concepts
  • Astronomy (as a science) - Using the scientific method to explain the sky
  • Heliocentric Theory - Science reveals the true motions of the sky (Copernicus)
  • First Telescopes - Better optics (glass) gives a clearer picture of far away objects
  • Jupiter's Moons - Jupiter's Moons confirm the Heliocentric Theory (Galileo)

Summary Tasks
  1. Create minimum 3-panel comic showing how the Heliocentric Model was developed.

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Second Draft recording, edits pending 2017/2018.