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Ch 1: The Scientific Revolution & Society

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Use our video lessons to review information about ways scientific discoveries have changed society. Get information on the history of the Scientific Revolution and its leaders as well as how scientific discoveries have caused people to alter their beliefs.

The Scientific Revolution & Society - Chapter Summary

This chapter's lessons examine the causes and leaders of the Scientific Revolution and its impact on society, including how people altered some of their long-held beliefs. Our instructors will explain what Earth science is and look at how to apply ethics to scientific investigations. You'll also find out about the education required for a career in the sciences. After watching these lessons, you should have an understanding of:

  • Ethical issues in scientific investigations
  • History, causes and leaders of the Scientific Revolution
  • Impact of the Scientific Revolution
  • Ways scientific discoveries can influence beliefs
  • Changes in society brought about by science
  • Definition of Earth science
  • Courses and degrees useful for a science career

These lively video lessons average about five minutes in length, and you can watch them from anywhere on a computer, smartphone or tablet. The short multiple-choice quizzes that follow each lesson let you test your knowledge. You can use embedded video tags to return to key points in the lesson that you need to review.

7 Lessons in Chapter 1: The Scientific Revolution & Society
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Applying Ethics to Scientific Investigations

1. Applying Ethics to Scientific Investigations

In this lesson we will learn about ethics in science. We will look at why ethics is important and consider a few examples of how scientists need to act ethically in their experiments.

The Scientific Revolution: Definition, History, Causes & Leaders

2. 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.

Effects of the Scientific Revolution

3. 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.

How Scientific Discoveries Can Cause People to Change Their Beliefs

4. How Scientific Discoveries Can Cause People to Change Their Beliefs

Personal beliefs are one thing that people hold to very tightly. However, over time, with enough scientific evidence, a critical eye and consistent experiments, science can and does change people's beliefs in ways that simple observations cannot.

How Science Has Changed Society

5. How Science Has Changed Society

Without science, our modern world just wouldn't be the same. The way we travel, shop, learn, socialize, eat, work, and play is possible because of scientific influences and innovations. Take a look around, and you'll see science pretty much everywhere!

What is Earth Science?

6. What is Earth Science?

Earth science is a field that includes geology, astronomy, meteorology, and oceanography. Scientists do research in these fields to discover past and future events. Learn about the dynamic field of earth science and how it affects our lives in this lesson.

Careers in the Sciences: Typical Courses & Degrees

7. Careers in the Sciences: Typical Courses & Degrees

Natural sciences use the scientific method to investigate concepts and ideas. This lesson will review the many types of career options and coursework a student of science can expect.

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