Thursday, September 24, 2015

Edmund Halley English conversation lesson

I can make the claim that I saw Halley's Comet.  Yes, it was in 1976, and this time the comet was not so spectacular as it must have been in 1910,  this comet makes its orbit around the sun every 76 years. But what about the man who we remember by its' name?  Edmund Halley who is known  as the discoverer of the comet did many other things as well.

This site gives an introduction to his life,
http://space.about.com/cs/kidshu1/a/edmundhalley58.htm

but this one has even more details, look down a about a fourth down the page and look up Edmund Halley.
http://www.3rd1000.com/history.htm

Questions
Where was he born?  What year was he born?
How old was he when he entered college?
What was his profession? 
What did he discover about the comets? 
Where did he do most of his work cataloging stars?
When did he die? 
When did the comet come back? 
Why do we call the comet by his name? 


Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach - Professional English teacher 

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