This lesson opens with a timed, somewhat humorous introduction to the basics of Aristotle's thories on physics and the universe in order to give students an idea of how logical and hard they were. It then details the long tortuous process of dismantling Aristotle's theories and replacing them with more accurate ones, looking at the work of Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler, Galileo, and others to set the stage for Newton's synthesis.
This is a self-contained PowerPoint that develops slide by slide while other notes for the students scroll down the side. It can be run as a timed presentation on its own, presented slide by slide for discussion, or integrated into your other lectures. There are also extensive pictures with captions mixed in to illustrate the lesson and capture students’ interest. This packet also contains a student reading, flowchart, and the author’s own research notes which contain lots of details and interesting trivia to spice up your class.
NOTE: If this Powerpoint doesn’t come in the new color scheme, it comes with one slide that has the whole flowchart in the newer color scheme, if you want to convert the other slides. I’m in the process of converting all the Powerpoints to the new color scheme over the next year. Check the free preview to see if this particular lesson has been converted yet.
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