This easy-to-use science literacy activity is aligned with the NGSS High School Earth and Space Science performance expectations and disciplinary core ideas in ESS1: Earth’s Place in the Universe.
It includes learning objectives, the NGSS alignment for the activity, one science literacy article, assessment questions and an answer key. The activity is ideal to supplement an astronomy, earth and space science lesson or as a substitute teacher lesson plan.
This activity is also included in NGSS Earth & Space Science Astronomy Lesson Plan #28 The Geocentric Model .
Upon completion of this activity, students will be able to:
• Explain how observations of the night sky suggest that the stars revolve around the Earth.
• Describe the model of the overall structure of the Universe proposed by the Greek philosopher Aristotle.
• Explain how the observed motion of planets disagreed with Aristotle’s Geocentric model of the Universe.
• Explain how Ptolemy modified Aristotle’s Geocentric model of the Universe.
This activity is also included in Earth and Space Science Astronomy Learning Activities MEGA BUNDLE .
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