An engaging, unique, and VERY COLORFUL method of presenting the history of astronomy and our observations and theories about our solar system.
Content focuses on the evolution of our solar system theories throughout the course of history.
2 different models are presented: Geocentric (Earth-centered) and Heliocentric (Sun-centered).
Within these 2 theoretical models, the scientists Ptolemy, Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler are presented to the student along side their personal hypothesis.
There are 4 activities, one for each scientist. For each scientist, students match their personal image with their hypothesis as well as label various features within their model. Students can then compare and contrast their hypothesis incorporating the scientific method into direct curriculum content.
A cut and paste, Smartboard, or Velcro and laminate activity that challenges many learners based on how the information is presented. The instructor decides the difficulty! This has been used on a 6th grade science day with high acclaim.
This works well for any level but is GREAT for special education students or college prep learners that need an alternative assessment and may not be great at traditional labs. Fantastic activity for an inclusive science classroom.
Also, perfect for homeschooling!
WIDE RANGE OF ABILITY LEVELS! The application to a diverse body of learners, whether it be age or ability level, is predicated on the fact that the instructor determines the difficulty level of the whole activity or part of the activity based on what information is given and what information is not as well as how verbal questions are presented to the student(s).
This has been used as a pre-class, lab/activity, study guide, review, and assessment. This is an effective teaching tool one on one, in small groups, and as a class when using a Smart Board/Promethean Board/Projection.
A guaranteed hit all around!
A great addition to your astronomy teaching library.
Answer key provided.
Great feedback from students, parents, teachers, and administrators.
Within the classroom, this activity has been consistently very successful and acclaimed by students in grades 3rd – 8th within multiple types of schools - public, private, and charter.
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*Activity designed, completed, and submitted at private residence/educational resource center*
Geo Leo and Meteo Mike
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