Ch 1: Scientific Revolution Lesson Plans & Resources

About This Chapter

In this chapter, you will find lessons and lesson plans that can help you develop a syllabus when you're planning on teaching your class about the Scientific Revolution during the 16th-18th centuries. Lesson plan outlines include class and homework projects to engage students in this material.

Scientific Revolution Lesson Plans & Resources - Chapter Summary

From the Agricultural Revolution to Sir Isaac Newton, this chapter provides resources you can draw on when you are formulating lesson plans for topics relating to the Scientific Revolution. Group and individual class activities can include research projects, experiments and presentations. Other lesson plans detail additional activities and even games that you can use to keep your students engaged, encourage class participation and help your students better retain this information.

Video lessons are great tools you can use to further engage your students and generate ideas for class discussions. Administer lesson quizzes to ensure that your students fully understand details about Newton, Peter the Great, the timeline of the Scientific Revolution and more.

How It Helps

  • Vocabulary words: Identifies key words and phrases your students should know about Scientific Revolution figures, events and locations
  • Student engagement: Keeps students entertained and focused on material about Newton, the Agricultural Revolution and relevant discoveries and effects of the Scientific Revolution through fun activities and projects
  • Homework or classwork suggestions: Lists step-by-step suggestions for activities and assignments you can have your students do in groups within the classroom or for homework that solidifies their understanding of the key events and figures of the Scientific Revolution

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning Scientific Revolution lessons easy.

  • Use lesson plan outlines for specific Scientific Revolution topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your history class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related Scientific Revolution lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important aspects of the Scientific Revolution.
  • Engage your students with relevant Scientific Revolution-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

13 Lessons in Chapter 1: Scientific Revolution Lesson Plans & Resources
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The Scientific Revolution: Timeline, Breakthroughs & Effects

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.

Scientific Revolution Activities & Games

2. Scientific Revolution Activities & Games

The Scientific Revolution brought about many changes in how people viewed the world. Use these activities and games to help students explore the Scientific Revolution and its importance.

Sir Isaac Newton Lesson Plan

3. Sir Isaac Newton Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to teach about the influential scientist and mathematician Sir Isaac Newton. Students will watch two video lessons, discuss key points of information, and write about Newton's role in the Scientific Revolution.

Facts about Isaac Newton: Laws, Discoveries & Contributions

4. 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.

Isaac Newton's Role in the Scientific Revolution

5. 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.

Isaac Newton Activities

6. Isaac Newton Activities

Isaac Newton is often considered one of the most important scientists in world history. This lesson offers a series of activities that will help your students learn more about Newton's life and his influence.

Isaac Newton Activities for Kids

7. Isaac Newton Activities for Kids

Learning about Isaac Newton can be a wonderful way to teach kids about the differences a scientist can make in the world. This lesson offers activities that will bring your teaching about Isaac Newton to life for young students.

Agricultural Revolution Lesson Plan

8. Agricultural Revolution Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help your students better understand, assimilate, and retain the fundamental information regarding the Agricultural Revolution via a quiz and an activity.

The Agricultural Revolution: Timeline, Causes, Inventions & Effects

9. The Agricultural Revolution: Timeline, Causes, Inventions & Effects

The Agricultural Revolution was a period of technological improvement and increased crop productivity that occurred during the 18th and early 19th centuries in Europe. In this lesson, learn the timeline, causes, effects and major inventions that spurred this shift in production.

Peter the Great Lesson Plan

10. Peter the Great Lesson Plan

This lesson plan focuses on Peter the Great and the Westernization of Russia. It provides discussion questions, an activity, and a quiz to help your students appreciate the enormity of Peter the Great's influence on Russian history and culture.

Peter the Great & the Westernization of Russia: Facts & History

11. Peter the Great & the Westernization of Russia: Facts & History

In this lesson, we explore the reign of arguably Russia's greatest monarch, Peter the Great. We'll also look at the westernization of Russian life and government that he implemented.

Scientific Revolution Lesson Plan

12. Scientific Revolution Lesson Plan

Travel with your students back in time to the earliest days of scientific discovery. A video lesson from highlights key figures and events in science and a fun activity allows students to play scientist.

Scientific Revolution Project Ideas

13. Scientific Revolution Project Ideas

There are many ways for students to examine the significance of the Scientific Revolution. These project ideas will give you some ways in which to expand students' appreciation for this topic.

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