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Cosmic Journey: A History of Scientific Cosmology
How we've viewed the universe, from the Greeks to Coopernicus to today.
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Cosmic Journey was developed by the Center for History of Physics and the American Institute of Physics. It tells the story of scientific cosmology from the ancient Greeks to the Hubble Space Telescope, including information about individuals, ideas, and tools that helped us learn about the universe in which we live.
The site has a nice design that is easily navigated from the main page. Links are listed under headings on the front page and internal pages include a top navigation bar.

Teachers and students will find lots of useful information and resources for teaching and learning more about the universe and space at this site. The material is divided into two main areas: Ideas and Tools. The Ideas section begins with an introduction of the Greek worldview and continues to the start of cosmology and the mechanical universe, island universes, the expanding universe, the Big Bang Theory, and the continuing journey. The articles include images and links that can be clicked for further information. The second section, Tools, explores the tools used to study cosmology, including the naked eye, the first telescopes, refractors, early reflectors and spectroscopes, and modern satellites. Included is a list of resources -- both print and online -- for further reading.


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