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Research cards: Earth and space

Research cards on six individuals and projects in the history of Earth and space, together with a lesson plan for the history of the solar system.

These research cards identify six key people and projects that made contributions to how our ideas about the Earth and space have changed over time and can be used to help students understand how scientific ideas are developed.


  • Claudius Ptolomy
  • Tycho Brahe
  • Galileo Galilei
  • Johannes Kepler
  • Voyager 2
  • New Horizons

This resource includes a writing framework to help students gather and process their research thoughts, ideas and further questions. The research cards can be used when teaching the history of the solar system – our lesson plan can be used to guide you through this.


File Name File Type File Size File Link
Research cards: Earth and space PDF 983 KB Download
History of the solar system lesson plan PDF 670 KB Download

Published: 5 October 2021

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