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Grades 612. This program examines key points in the development of astronomy, starting with discoveries by Ptolemy, Copernicus, and Isaac Newton, moving on to the discovery of Neptune, Einstein’s theories of relativity, Hubble’s expanding universe, and discoveries of quasars, white dwarfs, neutron stars, pulsars, and black holes. The program concludes with astronomy’s modern frontiersthe Great Attractor, dark matter, and life existing on an extrasolar planet. Schoolwide subscription for 1 year.
Grades 612. The Core Astronomy video program examines the key points in the development of astronomy, beginning with Greek astronomer Ptolemy’s earth-centered paradigm, Nicolas Copernicus’s introduction of a sun-centered solar system, and Isaac Newton’s 3 laws of motion. The program then examines the discovery of Neptune, Einstein’s theories of special and general relativity, Hubble’s expanding universe, and the discoveries of quasars, white dwarfs, neutron stars, pulsars, and black holes. The program concludes with astronomy’s modern frontiersthe Great Attractor, dark matter, and life existing on an extrasolar planet. Program is 38 minutes long and includes 9 clips:
130 - 1640 Ptolemy to Galileo (6 minutes)
1688 - 1796 Newton to Nebular Theory of the Solar System (5 minutes)
1846 - The Planet Neptune is Discovered (3 minutes)
1905 - Einstein's Theories of Special and General Relativity (5 minutes)
1929 - The Expanding Universe (5 minutes)
1963 - Quasars (2 minutes)
1967 - Dwarfs; Neutron Stars, Pulsars and Black Holes (5 minutes)
1990 - The Great Attractor and Dark Matter (2 minutes)
2004 - Organic Material Found on Extrasolar Planet (4 minutes)
Also includes 3 additional documents for download (instructor guide, quiz, and reference material). The subscription gives all teachers and students affiliated with the school access to this Ambrose streaming video content for 1 year.
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