Science During the Enlightenment Period: Innovations, Discoveries & Major Figures


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Who pioneered the development of the modern telescope, and was condemned as a heretic by the Catholic Church for supporting heliocentrism?

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1. Who developed the Laws of Motion and the Law of Universal Gravitation?

2. When did the Scientific Revolution take place?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Discoveries made during the Scientific Revolution helped set the stage for the Enlightenment. This quiz and worksheet combination will check your understanding of key figures during this time, as well as theories and discoveries that marked the beginning of modern-day science.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Pioneer of the modern telescope
  • Discoverer of the Laws of Motion
  • Founder of the belief in heliocentrism
  • Influence of the Scientific Revolution

Skills Practiced

Students will practice the following skills in this lesson:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on scientific contributions and key figures of the Scientific Revolution
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as heliocentrism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about influential scientists during the 16th and 17th centuries

Additional Learning

The lesson Science During the Enlightenment Period: Innovations, Discoveries & Major Figures provides information on significant contributions to science made during the Scientific Revolution. Objectives of this lesson are:

  • Differentiate between the Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment
  • Explain how scientific discoveries led to Deism and challenged the views of the Catholic Church
  • Present mechanical philosophy, which emerged during this time, as the forerunner of physics