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  1. The History of Astronomy Planets in our Solar System

  2. 6.3D: relate the impact of research on scientific thought and society, including the history of science and contributions of scientists as related to the content.6.11A: describe the physical properties, locations, and movements of the Sun, planets, Galilean moons, meteors, asteroids, and comets. Lesson Objectives

  3. How is the solar system organized? Guiding Question

  4. What did ancient people know and think about planets just from what they could see? Journal Entry: Think/Share/Write

  5. 5 Visible Planets

  6. What do the planets look like in the night sky without a telescope?

  7. How do you think ancient people figured out the planets were not stars? Think/Pair/Share

  8. What is the difference between the model shown and what we know today about the universe?

  9. Study the diagram at your table. What objects can you identify in this ancient model of the solar system?

  10. Earth Moon Mercury Venus Sun Mars Jupiter Saturn A canopy of stars

  11. The Sun is the center of our solar system. Heliocentrism

  12. 3rd Century BC- Aristarchus of Samos • Ancient Greek Astronomer & Mathematician • 16th Century- Nicolaus Copernicus • Provided a predictable model • Explained why it appeared as though we were the center of the universe • 1546-1601- Tycho Brahe • Revolutionized astronomical instruments • Made series of accurate observations Heliocentrism Development- An Overview

  13. How is the solar system organized? Journal Entry: Write/Share/Revise