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Ch 4: MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Influential Scientists

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In your preparations for the MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary) exam, these lessons can help you prepare for exam questions about some of the most influential scientists and their discoveries.

MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Influential Scientists - Chapter Summary

As part of your review for the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Integrated Science (Secondary) exam, complete this series of short, engaging lessons to improve your understanding of the contributions of some of the most influential scientists. In these lessons our expert instructors will help you improve your knowledge of:

  • The scientific revolution
  • Accomplishments of Copernicus
  • Astronomical findings of Kepler, Brahe, Newton and Galileo
  • Theories of Albert Einstein
  • Theories and works of Charles Darwin
  • Discoveries of Christopher Columbus
  • Carolus Linnaeus's biological classification and taxonomy
  • Inventions and discoveries of Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison

Since these lesson videos are mobile device compatible, you can watch them on your mobile device as well as your computer. You could also read the video transcripts for a written overview of the material that highlights the key terms and figures of this chapter. Following these lessons, take the quizzes to discover topics you don't understand and then use the video tags to return to the lessons and improve your understanding.

MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Influential Scientists Chapter Objectives

The MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary) exam is used in the state of Michigan to determine your eligibility for a Michigan secondary teacher endorsement in integrated science. When you take this exam, you will be asked 100 multiple-choice questions in a four-hour and 30-minute testing session for the paper version or a two-hour and 30-minute testing session for the computer version. Of these questions, you can expect a quarter of them to be related to foundations of scientific inquiry, including some about the history of scientific thought and inquiry. Use this chapter to prepare for these questions by reviewing some of the influential scientists and their contributions.

13 Lessons in Chapter 4: MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Influential Scientists
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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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