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 #31 Galileo and Heliocentric Model .
Upon completion of this activity, students will be able to:
• Explain why Galileo is widely recognized as the founder of experimental science.
• Describe how Galileo explained the nature of sunspots on the Sun.
• Describe how Galileo explained his observations of the motion of Jupiter’s moons.
• Describe how Galileo explained the phases of Venus.
• Compare the surface features of the Moon to the surface features of the Earth.
• Describe Galileo’s scientific discoveries of great importance to the science.
This activity is also included in Earth and Space Science Astronomy Learning Activities MEGA BUNDLE .
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