With this app students learn about the life and contributions to our understanding of the solar system and the movement of planets made by Nicolaus Copernicus. It discusses some of the early theories of cosmology from ancient cultures. Diagrams are used to illustrate key concepts in the development of the heliocentric model developed by Copernicus.
Nicolaus Copernicus proposed a theory to explain the motion of the planets. His idea was radically different from the Ptolemic model that had be accepted for over a thousand years..
The app presents a survey of the significant contributions that Nicolaus Copernicus made to further the development of a modern cosmology. He was the first to reveal the true nature of solar system. He showed through mathematics that in fact the Sun was at the center of the 'universe' and that the planets including the Earth orbited around the Sun in circular paths..
Students will enjoy using this graphically illustrated, interactive learning tool. The timeline feature presents key events in the history of cosmology and tapping on timeline points brings up descriptions of each of the milestones that led to our modern understanding of the solar system. A quiz function helps students demonstrate their comprehension of the reading material. Key concepts related to cosmology are shown in colorful illustrations. We hope this app will inspire students to study astronomy, physics and science in general. The app shows that Nicolaus Copernicus certainly deserves a significant place in the history of astronomy.
This update has a minor change that improves the way that the launch screen is displayed.
- Ventura Educational Systems
- 108.8 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPad. Apple TV.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.