How Scientific Discoveries Can Cause People to Change Their Beliefs


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Who was the first to really influence what society believed to be fact through scientific experiments?

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1. What did Galileo use to show that Aristotle's ideas were wrong?

2. What was the Scientific Revolution?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo gauge your understanding of the ways scientific discoveries influence people's beliefs. You will be quizzed on the Scientific Revolution, its key scientists and discoveries, and how science disproves long-held beliefs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will assess your knowledge of:

  • Ideas advanced by the Scientific Revolution
  • Discoveries made by Galileo
  • Galileo's methods of experimentation
  • Reasons some scientific discoveries remain controversial

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the influence scientific discoveries have on people's beliefs
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Scientific Revolution and how science changed people's beliefs
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Galileo and the Scientific Revolution

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the corresponding lesson titled How Scientific Discoveries Can Cause People to Change Their Beliefs. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify discoveries made during the Scientific Revolution
  • Distinguish Galileo's scientific methods from the earlier formation of beliefs
  • Learn how scientific discoveries influence society and beliefs
  • Understand why some scientific discoveries remain controversial