The Physics Of The Universe Beyond Earth

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Astronomers are the type of scientists who study the physics of the universe beyond Earth. Galileo Galilei is a famous astronomer and is often known as “the father of modern astronomy.” He created the first telescope with 30x magnification. Nicolaus Copernicus was a famous Polish astronomer who established the concept that the Sun, rather than the Earth, is the center of the solar system and is Earth’s main source of light. His discovery lead to the concept that the Earth and other planets rotate around the Sun. Therefore, because of his discovery, he changed the way people viewed our solar system.
Vocabulary
Axis- a real or imaginary line through the center of an object, around which the object turns.
Counterclockwise- opposite to the
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Materials:
Teacher Materials:
(5) Day and Night in Space! answer key (1 per teacher) attached
(5) Lesson plan outline (1 per teacher)
(1) Chart paper (for whole class)
(5) Markers (1 per teacher)
Internet access (YouTube)
SMART Board
Doc cam
(2) iPads (1 at each media station)
(2) Extension cords (1 for each lamp)
Paper shades for classroom windows
Earth Orbit Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2lP146KA5A
Student Materials:
(12) Field hockey balls (6 at each demonstration station)
(2) Lamps (1 at each demonstration station)
(24) Day and Night in Space! Worksheets (1 per student) attached
(48) Drawing papers (2 per student, 1 for each station)
(24) Pencils
Rulers (optional)
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