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Nicolaus Copernicus

Nicolaus Copernicus

(1473 - 1543)

About this Category

Content tagged as "Copernicus" assumes a foundation in mathematics up to basic algebra and a reasonable grasp on logic. This is a great place for middle-school students or those just getting started on their STEM journey. Expect a lot of hands-on activities in this category as well content focused on building foundations in mathematics and computer programming.

Historical Significance

Nicolaus Copernicus was a Rennaissance-era Polish scientist, mathematician, and scholar who formulated and published a model of the universe that placed the Sun, rather than the Earth, at its center. His heliocentric model was one of the first non-geocentric models to gain legitimacy in almost 18 centuries. Although his model and methods were primitive by modern standards, they laid the foundation for many astronomical discoveries that followed.