This 35 slide PowerPoint presentation covers seven scientists and their ideas that have changed our understanding of our place in the solar system, from Ptolemy to Newton
Scientists covered: Eratosthenes, Ptolemy, Copernicus, Galileo, Brahe, Kepler, Newton
Main points include: geocentric model, heliocentric model, the three Laws of Planetary Motion, Universal Law of Gravitation.
Simple and easy to use. Can be used with Cornell notes or as a timeline. Great for middle school or introductory high school courses. As always, I try to include as many images as possible for relevant examples.
If you like these notes, you can follow these links to other lessons and activities in my astronomy unit.