PLANETARY CONFIGURATION SIMULATOR Lab
Lab and Student Guide
Problems to Solve Using Knowledge from the Background Reading
Question 1: Look at the Animation of the Copernican Solar System on the Heliocentrism page
of your background readings.
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY: CRASH COURSE ASTRONOMY #1
Watch the video and take notes using the outline below.
SCIENCE (start to 1:30)
1. A body of knowledge, and a method of how we learned that knowledge.
2. Astronomy is a type of science.
WHAT IS ASTRONOM
MODELS OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM VIDEO
Watch the video, and take notes using the outline below.
ANCIENT GREEKS MODEL
1. The sun and stars are moving, not the earth.
2. Earth was at the center.
3. The stars were fixed around a distant dome around the Earth.