Ch 10: AEPA: The Scientific Revolution & Enlightenment

About This Chapter

Review what you know about the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment. Use our lessons to help you study this period of world history for the AEPA Middle Grades Social Science test.

AEPA: The Scientific Revolution & Enlightenment - Chapter Summary

The video lessons in this chapter take you through the events of the Scientific Revolution and major thinkers and despots of the Enlightenment. Topics covered include:

  • The causes and leaders of the Scientific Revolution
  • Examining the effects of the Scientific Revolution
  • Examples of Enlightenment thinkers and their ideas
  • Reforms of enlightened despots in France, Austria and Prussia
  • Goals of Russian enlightened despots

Our experienced instructors offer compelling presentations and engaging visuals to make studying for your test a breeze. Lessons are less than 10 minutes long. Short quizzes give you a chance to quickly check how well you grasped lesson materials.

AEPA: The Scientific Revolution & Enlightenment - Chapter Objectives

The state of Arizona requires teachers seeking certification to teach middle grades social science to take the AEPA Middle Grades Social Science test. The test is organized into 4 subject domains. The history domain, which includes content on the Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment, constitutes 50% of the test score. In addition to watching the video lessons in this chapter, be sure to take the multiple choice chapter exam to get ready to answer these types of history questions on this AEPA test.

The AEPA Middle Grades Social Science test consists of 150 multiple choice questions. It is computer based and test sessions are 3 hours long.

5 Lessons in Chapter 10: AEPA: The Scientific Revolution & Enlightenment
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Scientific Revolution: Definition, History, Causes & Leaders

1. The Scientific Revolution: Definition, History, Causes & Leaders

In this lesson we explore the Scientific Revolution and the controversy which surrounds the very term. Additionally, we learn about just a few of the most important thinkers of the period who laid the foundation for our modern understanding of the world.

Effects of the Scientific Revolution

2. Effects of the Scientific Revolution

In this lesson, we explore the philosophical, religious, and cultural effects of the Scientific Revolution on Early Modern society - effects that forever changed the Western view of the universe and humanity's place within it.

The Enlightenment Thinkers & Their Ideas

3. The Enlightenment Thinkers & Their Ideas

In this lesson, we discuss the varied and diverse 18th-century intellectual movement known as the Enlightenment. In addition to exploring its background and nature, we highlight several of the era's chief philosophers and their ideas.

Enlightened Despots in France, Austria & Prussia: Reforms & Goals

4. Enlightened Despots in France, Austria & Prussia: Reforms & Goals

In this lesson we explore the term 'Enlightened Despotism' and how it pertains to the domestic politics of several 18th-century Western and Central European nations.

Enlightened Despots in Russia: Reforms & Goals

5. Enlightened Despots in Russia: Reforms & Goals

In this lesson, we explore the term enlightened despotism and the two rulers that most closely resemble enlightened despots in eighteenth-century Russia, Peter the Great and Catherine the Great.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Other Chapters

Other chapters within the AEPA Middle Grades Social Science (NT202): Practice & Study Guide course

Support