About This Chapter
Who's it for?
This unit of our Middle School World History Homeschool Curriculum course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about the Scientific Revolution. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the scientific discoveries of the 1500s and 1600s. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about the causes, history and major figures of the Scientific Revolution.
- Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
- Homeschool parents who need a history curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
- Gifted students and students with learning differences.
How it works:
- Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
- Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
- Short quizzes and a Scientific Revolution unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.
Scientific Revolution Unit Objectives:
- Learn how Copernicus and Tycho Brahe revolutionized our view of the universe.
- Discuss the conflict between the Catholic Church and Galileo.
- Study the leaders of the Scientific Revolution, including Descartes, Kepler and Newton.
- Learn about Roger Bacon's contribution's to the Scientific Method.
- Summarize the lasting effects of the Scientific Revolution.
1. The Scientific Revolution: Definition, History, Causes & Leaders
In this lesson we explore the Scientific Revolution and the controversy which surrounds the very term. Additionally, we learn about just a few of the most important thinkers of the period who laid the foundation for our modern understanding of the world.
2. Breakthroughs in Medicine & Chemistry: Examples & Empiricism
In this lesson, we explore the medical and chemical breakthroughs which occurred in the 16th and 17th centuries as part of the era's increased emphasis on empiricism and the concurring Scientific Revolution.
3. Tycho Brahe and Copernicus Take On the Known Universe
Astronomy according to Ptolemy was the popular theory until Copernicus turned it on its head. This lesson explores the theories of Copernicus and Brahe and how the two changed astronomical study.
4. 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.
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.
6. Kepler's Role in the Scientific Revolution
In this lesson, we will learn about the role Johannes Kepler played in the Scientific Revolution. We will identify his major contributions and learn why he was important.
7. 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.
8. 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.
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