Rene Descartes Teacher Resources
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Is There a Center of the Universe?
The history of our understanding of the center of the universe is explored through this film. The ideas of Aristotle, Copernicus, Bruno, Descartes, and Herschel are included, as well as the new discoveries that have helped the theories...
4 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The Scientific Revolution in England and Europe
Learners 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...
11th - 12th
The History of the Barometer (and How It Works)
What started out as a simple experiment about vacuums, turned into one of the most useful tools for predicting weather. Learn about the circumstances surrounding the invention of the barometer and the scientific principals that it...
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Enlightenment Philosophers (Peer to Peer Teaching)
One of the best strategies for learning is to teach what you know to others. Your young historians will be divided into groups and assigned an Enlightenment philosopher that they will then research and present to their classmates.
7th - 11th CCSS: Adaptable