Famous Scientists - KS2 - Ptolemy, Alhazen and Copernicus
A pack containing 5 powerpoints concentrating on Ptolemy, Alhazen (Ibn al-Haytham) and Copernicus and their contributions to the understanding of the solar system. It covers the learning objectives in the new science curriulum 2014.
There are three powerpoints covering the lives and accomplishments of Ptolemy, Alhazen and Copernicus, and their contributions to astronomy and modern day science.
The fourth powerpoint looks in more detail about Copernicus' assumptions about the solar system, and is in quiz form.
The main powerpoint is a timeline explaining each milestone in the discovery of our solar system, as the geocentric ideas of Ptolemy gave way to the heliocentric ideas of Copernicus with contributions from Plato, Alhazen, Galileo, Newton and Hubble.
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