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written by Todd Timberlake
A set of 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 the use of free software, which is also available on the site.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java (JRE).
Subjects Levels Resource Types
- Astronomy Education
= Curricula
- Fundamentals
= Celestial Mechanics
= Gravity
= Kepler's Laws
= Lunar Phases
= Night Sky
- Historical Astronomy
= History of Astronomy
= Philosophy of Science
- Solar System
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Curriculum
= Interactive Simulation
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- Educators
- General Publics
- application/java
- application/pdf
- text/html
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Todd Timberlake
Aristotle, Copernicus, EJS, Galileo, Kepler, Newton, Ptolemy, Tycho, active learning, easy java simulations, history of astronomy, nature of science, planetary motion
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Metadata instance created August 21, 2011 by Todd Timberlake
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T. Timberlake, (2011), WWW Document, (http://facultyweb.berry.edu/ttimberlake/copernican/).
T. Timberlake, The Copernican Revolution, (2011), <http://facultyweb.berry.edu/ttimberlake/copernican/>.
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Timberlake, T. (2011, June 25). The Copernican Revolution. Retrieved September 22, 2020, from http://facultyweb.berry.edu/ttimberlake/copernican/
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Timberlake, Todd. The Copernican Revolution. June 25, 2011. http://facultyweb.berry.edu/ttimberlake/copernican/ (accessed 22 September 2020).
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Timberlake, Todd. The Copernican Revolution. 2011. 25 June 2011. 22 Sep. 2020 <http://facultyweb.berry.edu/ttimberlake/copernican/>.
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