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History of Scientific Advances - Chapter Summary
If you're looking for a great way to make sure you're caught up on important scientific advances made throughout history, this chapter can help! Lessons explore advances made over several centuries and include those occurring in the new millennium. This chapter can also refresh your knowledge of medical breakthroughs and the challenges that often accompany scientific and technological progress. Once you've reviewed these lessons, you will be ready to:
- Define and share the history, causes and leaders of the Scientific Revolution
- Discuss the effects of the Scientific Revolution
- Identify and describe breakthroughs in medicine and chemistry
- Share your knowledge of scientific advances in the 21st century
- Describe environmental challenges caused by scientific and technological advances
The resources in this chapter make it easy for you to review and understand the history and impact of scientific advances made over many centuries. Lessons are accessible as videos and full transcripts, allowing you to review concepts in a format that suits you best. Multiple-choice quizzes and a chapter exam are available to test your knowledge of these concepts. If you want to revisit portions of the lessons without watching them in full, utilize the timeline located below the videos. Feel free to submit any questions you have about lesson concepts to our experts.
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.
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.
3. Breakthroughs in Medicine & Chemistry: Examples & Empiricism
In this lesson, we explore the medical and chemical breakthroughs which occurred in the 16th and 17th centuries as part of the era's increased emphasis on empiricism and the concurring Scientific Revolution.
4. Scientific Advances in the 21st Century
Think that science hasn't changed the world in the past 20 years? Hopefully, you don't have the audacity to think that while watching this on a smart phone! This lesson details how the space race and the internet forever changed science.
5. Environmental Challenges Due to Scientific & Technological Advances
We have invented and use a lot of technology to great effect in our lives. However, each piece of scientific advancement carries a hidden cost, quite often an environmental danger. This lesson explores some of these hidden dangers.
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