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written by Todd Timberlake
This website provides computer simulations and curricular materials for teaching the history of planetary astronomy from Ancient Greece to Isaac Newton.  The site includes worksheets that guide students through the developments that culminated in the Copernican Revolution. Many of the activities involve using free software also available on the site.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Astronomy
- Astronomy Education
= Curricula
- Fundamentals
= Celestial Mechanics
= Gravity
= Kepler's Laws
= Lunar Phases
= Night Sky
- Historical Astronomy
= History of Astronomy
= Philosophy of Science
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Curriculum
= Interactive Simulation
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- Educators
- Learners
- General Publics
- text/html
- application/java
- application/pdf
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License:
This material is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license. The website text is copyrighted by Todd Timberlake. The curricular materials and software is available under a CC license.
Rights Holder:
Todd Timberlake
Keywords:
Aristotle, Copernicus, EJS, Galileo, Kepler, Newton, Ptolemy, Tycho, active learning, easy java simulations, history of astronomy, nature of science, planetary motion
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created August 21, 2011 by Todd Timberlake
Record Updated:
December 1, 2021 by Lyle Barbato
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when Cataloged:
January 1, 2021
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AIP Format
T. Timberlake, (2021), WWW Document, (https://sites.berry.edu/ttimberlake/teaching/copernican-revolution/).
AJP/PRST-PER
T. Timberlake, Finding Our Place in the Solar System: The Scientific Story of the Copernican Revolution, (2021), <https://sites.berry.edu/ttimberlake/teaching/copernican-revolution/>.
APA Format
Timberlake, T. (2021, January 1). Finding Our Place in the Solar System: The Scientific Story of the Copernican Revolution. Retrieved May 28, 2022, from https://sites.berry.edu/ttimberlake/teaching/copernican-revolution/
Chicago Format
Timberlake, Todd. Finding Our Place in the Solar System: The Scientific Story of the Copernican Revolution. January 1, 2021. https://sites.berry.edu/ttimberlake/teaching/copernican-revolution/ (accessed 28 May 2022).
MLA Format
Timberlake, Todd. Finding Our Place in the Solar System: The Scientific Story of the Copernican Revolution. 2021. 1 Jan. 2021. 28 May 2022 <https://sites.berry.edu/ttimberlake/teaching/copernican-revolution/>.
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@misc{ Author = "Todd Timberlake", Title = {Finding Our Place in the Solar System: The Scientific Story of the Copernican Revolution}, Volume = {2022}, Number = {28 May 2022}, Month = {January 1, 2021}, Year = {2021} }
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