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Students read and discuss Scientific Revolution information sheet and the diagram concerning the causes of the Scientific Revolution. They construct a timeline including Aristotle, Democritus, Copernicus, Bacon and Descartes along with a brief sentence about the ideas of each man.
Present key facts about the significance and controversy surrounding the scientific revolution. It defines terms and discusses people and politics in a comprehensive way. This slide show also includes a flow chart outlining what students will do during a scientific experiment of their own.
In need of a writing prompt to accent your next lesson on the scientific revolution? This handout includes three short-answer questions that ask learners to describe the effect of the revolution on religion, what they would do if they were Galileo, and how Newton contributed to the scientific revolution.
It wasn't called the Age of Enlightenment for nothing. Covered here is a basic overview of the main players and innovative thinking that led to the spread of the scientific revolution. Upper graders will learn about Galileo, Heliocentric Theory, Newton and his laws of gravity, the scientific method, and conflicts with the church. This is a well organized and easy-to-follow presentation.
Nicolaus Copernicus was one of the many amazing minds that contributed to the scientific revolution. Have your class practice their expository writing skills while they show their understanding of post Renaissance shifts in scientific thinking and invention. This worksheet includes three questions and ample room to write.
Quiz your class on how well they know the leading scientist of the scientific revolution. They answer seven multiple choice questions that require them to know each major contribution of each of the following scientists: Galileo, Newton, Kepler, Descartes, Brahe, and Bacon.
How is the Scientific Revolution evident in our lives today? Use this short-answer application and comprehension worksheet as your scholars explore this progressive era. Questions have learners explaining the scientific method and Newton's theory of gravity, comparing and contrasting theories of the universe, describing advances of the Scientific Revolution, and applying the discoveries of this time to their own modern lifestyle. Informational material is not included and should be provided.