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MEGA Chemistry: Historical Developments & Theories - Chapter Summary
Refresh your knowledge of the foundations of science by watching lessons that explore its historical development and theories. Expert instructors present materials designed to make answering questions easy on the MEGA Chemistry assessment. After your completion of this chapter, you will be ready for the following:
- Explaining the timeline, breakthroughs and effects of the scientific revolution
- Describing Kepler's three laws
- Providing details about the Copernican Revolution and Tycho Brahe's contributions
- Discussing the accomplishments of Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin and Christopher Columbus
- Sharing details about Sir Isaac Newton as well as Carolus Linnaeus
- Exhibiting knowledge of historical facts about Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison
- Detailing the relationships between Galileo, the Church and the telescope
On exam day, you will be asked to showcase your comprehension of science from a historical standpoint. This chapter prepares you for the task by giving you access to quality instructors who present fun videos on the subject area through entertaining visual and audio effects. You can also review the lessons in their transcript format and access helpful vocabulary words. When you're ready to test how well you understand the lessons, you can take short self-assessment quizzes and a more extensive practice chapter exam.
1. The Scientific Revolution: Timeline, Breakthroughs & Effects
In this lesson, you will explore the period when Western society first turned to science as the new way of thinking, called the Scientific Revolution. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
2. Kepler's Three Laws of Planetary Motion
Find out about the interesting life and major contributions of Johannes Kepler. This lesson will also teach you how to find out how long it takes a planet to revolve around the sun!
3. The Copernican Revolution
This lesson will discuss a famous astronomer by the name of Nicolaus Copernicus, his early history, his revolutionary idea, and why his model of the universe was actually wrong.
4. Tycho Brahe's Contribution to Astronomy
There was a man who did not believe Ptolemy's version of the universe nor did he believe in Copernicus's views on the universe. Who was this daring man? He was Tycho Brahe. We'll learn about him in this lesson.
5. Who was Albert Einstein? - Theory, Facts & Quotes
Albert Einstein was Time Magazine's Person of the Century in 1999 for many good reasons. This lesson takes a quick look at Einstein's life, works, and his influence on the world.
6. Charles Darwin: Voyages, Theories & Works
In this lesson we explore the life and voyages of the 19th-century British naturalist Charles Darwin and his formulation of the theory of natural selection.
7. Christopher Columbus' Discoveries: History & Summary
Christopher Columbus is known the world over as 'the man who discovered America' despite the fact that he was not the first European to do so when he landed in the Americas in 1492. Learn about Christopher Columbus' voyages of 'discovery' in this lesson.
8. Sir Isaac Newton And Astronomy
This lesson will teach you about Newton's laws of motion and universal gravitation as well as why the moon doesn't fly off into space and why it doesn't crash into the Earth.
9. Carolus Linnaeus: Classification, Taxonomy & Contributions to Biology
There are millions of species on Earth. How can we name and organize all of them without getting confused? We use a system developed in the 1700s by Carolus Linnaeus. Learn more about him and his contributions in this lesson.
10. Benjamin Franklin: Quotes and Autobiography
Everyone knows Benjamin Franklin flew a kite in a storm and that he signed the Declaration of Independence. But how much do you know about his writing? In this lesson, we'll look at two of his most famous works and how they influenced American literature.
11. Who Was Thomas Edison? - Biography, Facts & Timeline
Learn about the famous inventor Thomas Alva Edison, the Wizard of Menlo Park who was the driving force behind many of today's most useful tools including phones, television, and even X-rays.
12. Galileo, the Telescope & the Church
This lesson explores the contributions of Galileo to modern science. It examines his early steps toward a scientific method, his work on falling bodies and, of course, his astronomical discoveries. Finally, the Church's reaction to these discoveries is explored.
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