The Most Groundbreaking Scientist You've Never Heard Of

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When presenting the history of science to your class, include this scientist who is rarely mentioned, yet he made tremendous contributions. Nicolas Steno invented stratigraphy, compared the anatomy of various animals, broke ground for geology and evolutionary theory, and more! Much of what he discovered laid the groundwork for more famous scientists like Charles Darwin and James Hutton.

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Pros

  • Introduces a scientist not commonly talked about
  • Quality animation
  • Dig Deeper links to additional resources
Cons

  • Because of Steno's contribution to more than one field of study, the video doesn't naturally fit with any particular branch of science