His observations strongly supported a Sun-centred model known as the Heliocentric model, previously suggested by astronomers like Nicolaus Copernicus. Engraving showing the orbits of the planets in the solar system, minus Neptune and Pluto which had not yet been discovered. Illustrated plate taken from ‘Experimenta Nova’ by German scientist Otto von Guericke , showing planets orbiting the Sun. Galileo published Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief Systems of the World – Ptolemaic and Copernican. It takes the form of a dialogue between Salviati, who argues for the Copernican system, and Simplicio who is an Aristotelian philosopher.
This vlog style film explores the work of Mary Anning; the famous paleontologist and fossil hunter. They could define the keywords featured in the film, and find five or more pieces of additional pieces of information about the work of the scientists using books, encyclopedias or the internet. Pupils can write their own definitions from … Read MoreRead More »