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Geocentric vs. Heliocentric Models

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Geocentric vs. Heliocentric Models

  1. 1. EARTH’S MOVEMENT Geocentic vs Heliocentric Models
  2. 2. Geocentric Model <ul><li>Geocentric Model ( Geo means Earth and Centric means Center ) </li></ul><ul><li>The model that says the earth in the center of the Solar System (earth-centered) </li></ul><ul><li>Greek philosopher Ptolemy thought that the Earth is at the center of the Solar System </li></ul><ul><li>The Catholic Church believed this model because God placed Earth at the center </li></ul>
  3. 3. Heliocentric Model <ul><li>Heliocentric Model - Helio means Sun and Centric means Center ) </li></ul><ul><li>The model that says that the Sun is at the center of the Solar System (Sun-centered) </li></ul><ul><li>Nicolaus Copernicus proposed that the Sun was the center of the universe, not the earth </li></ul>
  4. 4. Heliocentric Evidence <ul><li>The Catholic Church opposed this model because it went against the church’s beliefs and imprisoned, tortured and killed people who believed this model </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seasons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Telescope (Galileo) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ellipses (Kepler’s Law’s) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gravity (Newton) </li></ul></ul>

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