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Robert Boyle and Medical Reform in the 17th Century

For Teachers 7th - 11th Standards
Introduce pupils to the work of Robert Boyle and his influence on medical practice through a series of informational texts and discussion questions.
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Robert Boyle and the Mechanical Philosophy

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students read and discuss Boyle's Mechanical Philosophy and his rejection of Aristotle's theory of "Forms and Qualities." They answer a given set of questions and discuss these with the class.
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The Biography of Robert Boyle

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students research and chronologically sort written information about Boyle's life. They create a time line of importand events in Boyle's life and write a biography on Robert Boyle.
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Robert Boyle and Oxford

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students investigate seventeenth century sources that reveal why Oxford became an outstanding centre of science during Boyle's residence. They write a summary of the information found on Oxford and Robert Boyle's accomplishments.
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The Historiography on Robert Boyle: Was Boyle the Progenitor of Modern Science?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students participate in a warm-up activity by attending a football match writing an account of who won the game. They discuss how their account could differ from someone else's account of the game. They discuss how different people's...
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The Writings of Robert Boyle

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils read the introductory text describing the various sources for the history of Boyle's life. They produce a poster illustrating the sources of Boyle's life and writings.
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Robert Boyle's Informants

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners review and discuss the importance of Boyle's informants and how he sometimes relied on information from those with experience of the wider world to substantiate his scientific theories. They complete the worksheet, answering...
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Robert Boyle and the Royal Society

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students research Royal Society, explain reasons for its foundation, examine reasons why it is beneficial to modern scientists to work in teams, and identify ways scientists disseminate information.
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Robert Boyle and Religion

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss past cultures and the history of ideas in seventeenth century science. They answer a list of questions and prepare for a debate on the subjects of science and religion and views on how the universe was created.
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Robert Boyle and Experimental Methods

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students discuss the difference between the Baconian inductive method and the Aristotelian deductive approaches. They complete a given set of questions then discuss them with the class.
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Science and Natural Philosophy Before the Seventeenth Century

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Learners complete a worksheet about some of the natural philosophers in history. They use graph paper and create a timeline with the dates of birth and names of a list of natural philosophers. They list four questions concerning life and...
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Boyles Law

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Focus on the properties of gas, kinetic molecular theory, and Boyle's law. Young chemists observe a demonstration, complete a hands-on lab activity, and research an application for their new knowledge.
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Gas Pressure and Volume Relationship

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Do your high school scientists know the four methods scientists use to communicate information? A simple experiment discovering the relationship between gas pressure and volume allows pupils to practice all four. After completing the...
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The Ideal Gas Law

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Can you crush a soda can using only the air around you? Use an engaging video to teach about the relationship between pressure, volume, moles, and temperature of a given gas, all done with the Ideal Gas Law.  
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Boyle's Law: 1/Volume Versus Pressure-2

For Students 9th - 12th
In this Boyle's Law worksheet, students choose an experiment where pressure or volume is dependent on the other and they graph the inverse relationship between the two. They increase or decrease the independent variable and use their...
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Boyle's Law

For Students 9th - 12th
In this Boyle's Law worksheet, learners investigate the relationship between the pressure and the volume of a gas at constant temperature. They use a syringe and a pressure gauge attached to a computer to collect their data. They create...
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The History and Culture of Ireland

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Ireland has an interesting history that can lead to a variety of motivating lessons.

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