Galileo and the Inevitability of Ideas

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  • Jul 23 2010 3:02 PM

    John Garrett

     

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    Standard 7.10.2Understand the significance of the new scientific theories (e.g., those of Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Newton) and the significance of new inventions (e.g., the telescope, microscope, thermometer, barometer)

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In this EDSITEment lesson, students develop an understanding of the historical significance of Galileo's scientific achievements. They examine the values underlying historic choices by debating the merits of the earth-centered Ptolemaic System and the sun-centered Copernican System.

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    Grade: 9 to 12

    Topics: Physics, English-Language Arts, Science, Earth & Space Science, History-Social Science

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