Scientific Revolution Project Ideas

Instructor: Christopher Muscato

Chris has a master's degree in history and teaches at the University of Northern Colorado.

There are many ways for students to examine the significance of the Scientific Revolution. These project ideas will give you some ways in which to expand students' appreciation for this topic.

The Scientific Revolution

The Scientific Revolution of the 16th through 18th centuries fundamentally changed the ways that Western societies understood the world. This era was responsible for establishing our modern ideas about science and the scientific method and laid the foundations for the Enlightenment, so there are many reasons for students to study it. The following project ideas are designed to be easily adaptable to work with classes of different grades and interests, but all can help students delve deeper into the events and significance of the Scientific Revolution.

Scientific Revolution Project Ideas

Living History

Start by providing students with a list of historical figures associated with the Scientific Revolution. Students will each select one figure from this list (there can be no repeats). If you have a large class, consider expanding the list to include some Enlightenment philosophers and inventors, as well as architects, artists, and musicians affiliated with these movements.

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