Big Idea: The Earth is a planet orbiting the Sun - one of many stars
in our galaxy, which is one of many galaxies in the Universe. More info...
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There is little scope for practical work in this topic, so you should look out for paper-based activities, multimedia software...
This is an area in which there is still a ferment of conflicting ideas. It is useful if you can get some of this across to...
In this topic, students will extend their terrestrial experience to develop a much broader picture of the force of gravity...
Class Practical: an estimate of the diameter of the Moon using a photograph of a lunar eclipse.
Demonstration: an experiment carried out by Eratosthenes over 2000 years ago.
Class practical: an estimate of the ratio of the Moon's distance from the Earth compared to its diameter.
Demonstration: an Earth-centred model to explain the irregularity of the seasons.
Demonstration: simple models to show epicyclic and retrograde motion from an Earth centred view.
Demonstration: illustrating Aristarchus’ model of the solar system.
Demonstration: using an onion as a model of Eudoxus' system of the Universe.
Demonstration: using the celestial sphere apparatus to model the Pythagorean system.
Demonstration: using the flask model of the celestial sphere to demonstrate early Greek ideas about the structure of the...
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