Ch 4: MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): History of Scientific Inquiry

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Use lessons, videos and other study aids in this chapter to refresh your knowledge of important thinkers and their discoveries, including Christopher Columbus, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin. We can help you answer questions on these subjects when you take the MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary) exam.

MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): History of Scientific Inquiry - Chapter Summary

Let us help you review for MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary) exam questions on important innovators in the history of science, such as Galileo and Carolus Linnaeus as well as their work and discoveries. Our video lessons, quizzes and other study aids offer information to prepare you for questions on:

  • The impact of the Scientific Revolution
  • Johannes Kepler and the laws of planetary motion
  • The work of Nicholaus Copernicus and Christopher Columbus
  • Albert Einstein and his theories
  • The ideas of Charles Darwin and Tycho Brahe
  • Sir Isaac Newton
  • Benjamin Franklin's life and work
  • Facts about Thomas Edison

These videos average about five minutes in length and are available anytime, via computer, tablet or smartphone. Each is followed by a short quiz, and the chapter ends with a comprehensive exam. Use the links in our clickable Timeline to jump back to sections of the lesson you wish to review. Every lesson includes a written transcript with important vocabulary and concepts in bold type.

MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): History of Scientific Inquiry Objectives

Michigan requires passing the MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary) test as one of the conditions for obtaining a teaching endorsement in elementary integrated science. Every question on the exam is multiple-choice, like the quizzes that accompany each video lesson. In addition to giving you a chance to assess your knowledge, these quizzes offer practice in answering questions in the MTTC exam format.

There are four sections on the MTTC exam, with each accounting for 25% of the total score. Questions on the material in the History of Scientific Inquiry chapter are in the Foundations of Scientific Inquiry section.

13 Lessons in Chapter 4: MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): History of Scientific Inquiry
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Effects of the Scientific Revolution

1. 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.

Kepler's Three Laws of Planetary Motion

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!

The Copernican Revolution

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.

Nicholaus Copernicus: Accomplishments, Facts & Theory

4. Nicholaus Copernicus: Accomplishments, Facts & Theory

Explore the life and accomplishments of Renaissance astronomer Nicholaus Copernicus, and test your understanding of Copernicus' works and influence on modern astronomy.

Tycho Brahe's Contribution to Astronomy

5. 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.

Who was Albert Einstein? - Theory, Facts & Quotes

6. 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.

Charles Darwin: Voyages, Theories & Works

7. 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.

Christopher Columbus' Discoveries: History & Summary

8. 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.

Sir Isaac Newton And Astronomy

9. 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.

Carolus Linnaeus: Classification, Taxonomy & Contributions to Biology

10. 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.

Benjamin Franklin: Quotes and Autobiography

11. 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.

Who Was Thomas Edison? - Biography, Facts & Timeline

12. 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.

Galileo, the Telescope & the Church

13. 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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