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...
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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