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The Scientific Revolution - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
The Scientific Revolution was a transformational period in world history, when major breakthroughs in science and medicine occurred and well-known figures like Isaac Newton and Galileo made their mark. Learn about their roles in the Scientific Revolution and the lasting effects it had on the world in this chapter. When you've watched all the video lessons, you'll be familiar with:
- Tyco Brahe's contributions
- Galileo and the telescope
- Kepler's role in the revolution
- Bacon and Descarte's scientific method
|The Scientific Revolution: Definition, History, Causes & Leaders||Get an overview of the leaders of the Scientific Revolution and find out what led to it.|
|Breakthroughs in Medicine & Chemistry: Examples, Lesson & Quiz||Discuss ideas introduced by scientists in the fields of medicine and chemistry.|
|Tycho Brahe and Copernicus Take On the Known Universe||Explore theories introduced by Brahe and Copernicus and their influence on the field of astronomy.|
|Galileo, the Telescope & The Church||Depict Galileo's contributions to science, including his use of the scientific method and telescope. Describe the church's reaction to his work.|
|Isaac Newton's Role in the Scientific Revolution||Learn more about the work of Isaac Newton during the Scientific Revolution.|
|Kepler's Role in the Scientific Revolution||Detail the contributions made by Johannes Kepler in the Revolution.|
|Bacon, Descartes & the Scientific Method||Assess Bacon's and Descartes' contributions to the Scientific Revolution and use of the scientific method.|
|Effects of the Scientific Revolution||Describe the effects on society that emerged from the Scientific Revolution. Explain how those changes remain relevant today.|
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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Other chapters within the World History: Middle School course
- Paleolithic Era to the Agricultural Revolution
- Civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt & Kush
- The Ancient Hebrews
- Ancient Greek Civilization
- Early Civilization in India
- Early Civilization in China
- The Roman Republic
- The Roman Empire and Cultural Legacies
- The Byzantine Empire
- Islamic Civilizations in the Middle Ages
- Middle & Late Imperial China
- Africa (500-1800 CE)
- Feudal Japan
- Medieval Europe
- Meso-American & Andean Civilizations
- Renaissance Europe
- The Reformation in Europe
- The Enlightenment
- Europe and the Age of Exploration