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Samos, Grecia (//310 BC - //ca. 230 BC)
Aristarchus was a Greek astronomer and mathematician, born on the island of Samos, in Greece. He was the first person to present an explicit argument for a heliocentric model of the solar system, placing the Sun, not the Earth, at the center of the known universe (hence he is sometimes known as the "Greek Copernicus").
A Teacher’s Guide

The purpose of this guide is to integrate some of the information from the program into your classroom before and after your students view Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope. We have provided information on how to electronically access lesson outlines and objectives, worksheets, demonstrations and activities that will spark the imagination and interest of your students.

This guide is merely a beginning to help you integrate astronomy and physics into your classroom. We encourage you to expand upon the content of this guide to further the interest in science for your students.

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We are also providing a glossary, taken from the script, for any words that may be foreign to your students’ vocabulary.

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