Ch 4: OAE - Integrated Science: Historical Developments & Theories

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This study guide features a chapter exclusively devoted to helping you review key events and theories in the history of science. The chapter will provide you with strategies to quickly and efficiently answer OAE Integrated exam questions on this topic.

OAE Integrated Science: Historical Developments & Theories - Chapter Summary

Prospective Ohio science educators need to take the Ohio Assessments for Educators Integrated Science exam. This exam will have questions on the history of scientific progress. The lessons in this chapter cover the development of scientific theories concerning astronomy, cosmology, evolution, biology, and physical science. The lessons identify the key figures behind each theory, providing short biographical sketches that will help refresh your memory. Each of their theories are also examined in detail. Individuals covered include Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, and Einstein. By the end of the chapter, you will have reviewed:

  • The Copernican Revolution
  • Kepler's Laws
  • Christopher Columbus's voyage to the New World
  • Charles Darwin's theory of evolution
  • Einstein's revolutionary theories
  • Ben Franklin's life
  • Edison, Galileo, and Brahe's contributions to scientific knowledge

These lessons will help you recall these key individuals and their inventions and theories. You can further test your comprehension of these histories by answering questions at the end of each lesson. These questions are modeled on the ones you will find on the OAE exam. The questions will help you gain familiarity with the ones you are soon to face.

OAE Integrated Science: Historical Developments & Theories Chapter Objectives

Ohio requires the OAE Integrated Science exam for those teachers wishing to teach adolescents about integrated science. This test can be taken in combination with other tests in order to receive the appropriate licensure. This particular test is 3 hours in length and is also computer based. The test has 150 multiple-choice questions.

The exam covers information from four domains: physical science, earth science, life science, and nature of science. This chapter links to the nature of science domain. About 19% of the questions on the exam come from this domain.

13 Lessons in Chapter 4: OAE - Integrated Science: Historical Developments & Theories
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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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