The Scientific Revolution: Definition, History, Causes & Leaders


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The traditional interpretation of the Scientific Revolution begins and ends with which two thinkers?

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1. Why, in the traditional view, were the Dark Ages labelled in such a way?

2. The scientific method was largely codified by what philosopher of the Scientific Revolution?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These study resources measure your understanding of the history and figures of the Scientific Revolution. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the era of the Scientific Revolution and the scientific method.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll have to know about:

  • Main thinkers at the beginning and end of the Scientific Revolution
  • The era that preceded the Scientific Revolution
  • Codification of the scientific method
  • Differing views of Kepler and Brahe
  • Galileo's contributions to the Scientific Revolution

Skills Practiced

Students will use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the history and figures of the Scientific Revolution
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the scientific method
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the start of the Scientific Revolution

Additional Learning

The accompanying lesson, The Scientific Revolution: Definition, History, Causes & Leaders, covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the period of time covered in the Scientific Revolution
  • Define the Scientific Revolution and identify its characteristics
  • Understand the background that led to the Scientific Revolution
  • Recognize the contributions of: Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler, Galileo, Bacon, Descartes, and Newton