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    earth’s structure. It was hypothesised that: older children will have a better scientific understanding of the structure of the earth compared to younger children, boys will have a better scientific understanding of the structure of the earth compared to girls, and younger children will construct different mental models of the earth compared to older children. The results of the study supported the first hypothesis as the older group had a substantially higher percentage of sphere model responses compared to the younger group. The results did not support the second hypothesis as the percentages of sphere model responses…

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    Flat Earth Essay The idea of a flat earth started in early Egypt and Mesopotamia and it spread around the world to other cultures until it slowly started to fade away. Although we have proof that the earth is an ellipsoid, there are some people that still believe that the earth is flat. Of course, they also have evidence on why they think they are right. Both theories make sense if you don’t think too much about it, they both have proof that seems reasonable. Religion plays a…

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    developed fields such as physics, chemistry, biology, and astronomy. The formerly deficient range of information the ancient Greeks had, allowed an individual to become an expert in several fields whereas nowadays, there is a tendency for an individual to have an intensive knowledge in more a defined and rather limited field. One of the most influential theories the ancient Greeks had, was what was the centre of the universe. Contrary to what has been proven today, the ancient Greeks believed…

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    create the earth system. To create the earth’s system it will need the geosphere, hydrosphere and the atmosphere. If the earth didn’t have all three of these things, human’s will not be able to live on earth. Just imagine where we would be without the atmosphere. There would be no life on earth. First, one of the most important spherical region is the geosphere. Also known as the lithosphere. The lithosphere is the outer layer of the earth. The outer layer is about 75km thick. The lithosphere…

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    Pluto: A Dwarf Planet

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    There is hope that Pluto crashes into enough of them that it gains mass and more gravity to grow and check off that final requirement of planets. In conclusion, Pluto may not be a planet now but will be in the future. Because of its size and ability to grow, Pluto is currently not classified as a regular planet. Pluto checks off two of the terms of being a planet. It orbits the Earth in a regular pattern, and it is also bigger than the minimum mass of being able to form a spherical shape.…

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    how interconnected the universe was. Hayy understands the world in a way that is similar to Copernicus and the rest of previous scientists. His theory of the world stemmed from developments that took place over 28 years in seven-year increments (Ibn Ṭufayl 1150, pg. 128). Hayy understood the world through the basis of the four elements including water, earth, air, and fire. His understanding of the four elements was that they could destroy the other. As an example, he included fire destroying…

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    universe. The geocentric models such as the Greek Geocentric model portrays the earth in the center of the universe. The heliocentric models such as the Tycho Heliocentric Model displays the sun being more the center of the universe. Greek Geocentric Model In many ancient civilizations such as the Ancient Greeks, the geocentric model was the predominant theory. An observation of this particular model was the stars, sun, moon, and planets circled around the earth once a day. In the 6th century…

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    Aristotle’s idea that the Sun and the planets revolve around a spherical Earth, a geocentric view. Ptolemy developed this idea through observation and in mathematical detail.” Even though in the early decades of Ptolemy’s life and the limitations of technology, he still discovered the other planets in the universe and how they moved. It is still amazing that he thought the Earth was the middle of the universe because, at the time, he would have only been limited to the naked eye and some…

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    To me, astronomy is the study of the universe and everything in it. This includes the planets, moons, stars, comets, etc. The major difference found between Muggle astronomy and Wizarding astronomy is that the Muggle world has "laws" that explain what they see in the universe. The study of these laws of the universe in the Muggle world is called "physics". Although these laws do explain a vast majority of what the Muggles see on Earth and in the universe, it may not hold true in the Wizarding…

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    One theory that was argued for a time was if the earth was a sphere. There was hypothesis that the earth was square. There were four corners and the mountains were at the edge, supporting the vault of the sky. However, Aristotle disagreed due to all the evidence he devised. He noticed the gradual disappearance of ships over the horizon, the tops of the sails disappearing last. There was also the shape of the curved shadows of the earth on the moon during eclipses and the variation of the star’s…

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