Historical development of astronomy

Duration: 2 Weeks / 6 Hours

After the completion of Topic 3 the learners will be able to:

  • Interpret and write about the traditional, cultural interpretations and stories of the Sun, the Moon and other patterns in the sky.
  • Research and write about a significant discovery in astronomy.
  • Discuss Galileo, Kepler, Copernicus and Newton’s discoveries.

Content and Concepts: Please select a sub-category below

You will need


  • Computer / Tablet
  • Data Projector
  • Speakers
  • Internet connection

Powerpoints and Photocopies

Available on category pages
  • PowerPoints
  • Worksheets

School Resources

  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Playground/sports field


  • Reference material on discoveries relating to astronomy
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Calendars