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Origins of Modern Science - Chapter Summary
If you're teaching your students about the origins of modern science, take a look at this chapter's lessons to supplement your instruction and complement the topics you cover in class. These bite-sized video lessons outline the history of the Scientific Revolution, as well as the contributions of Isaac Newton, Galileo, Bacon, Descartes and more. The chapter can be accessed on any Internet-connected device, and you can use the included lesson quizzes to reinforce your students' understanding of the information.
How It Helps
- Student engagement: Students will enjoy the engaging teaching style of these scientific history lessons.
- Concise history instruction: The lessons highlight key terms and concepts to help your students recognize important modern science topics.
- Multi-purpose lessons: You can use these modern science lessons for any academic purpose. For example, you can use them to reinforce the topics you covered in a lesson, or you can have your students review the lessons to prepare for an upcoming exam.
The chapter's lessons can help you teach your students about:
- The Scientific Revolution's historical timeline, effects and developments
- Important medicine and chemistry breakthroughs during the time period
- Issaac Newton's laws, contributions and role in the Scientific Revolution
- Galileo's contributions and accomplishments
- The scientific method, Descartes and Bacon
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. Isaac Newton's Role in the Scientific Revolution
In this lesson, we will learn about the role Isaac Newton played in the Scientific Revolution. We will explore his major contributions to science, and see why he is one of the most important scientists to have ever lived.
3. Facts about Isaac Newton: Laws, Discoveries & Contributions
Sir Isaac Newton was an English physicist whose discoveries have led him to be considered one of the most important and influential scientists in history. This lesson will cover his achievements and discoveries.
4. Who Was Galileo? - Contributions, History & Accomplishments
Learn what makes Galileo's life and work such an important part of the development of the modern scientific approach. Find out what concepts he developed regarding the motion of objects, and read about what he observed with a telescope.
5. Bacon, Descartes & the Scientific Method
In this lesson, we will learn about the scientific method. We will look at how men like Roger Bacon, Francis Bacon, and René Descartes helped develop the Scientific Method we know today.
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