CHAPTER 1 LESSON 3
“SCIENCE THROUGHOUT HISTORY”
For centuries, people have tried to understand and explain the world around them—from seemingly common events, such as the freezing of water, to infrequent events shrouded with mystery, such as the eclipse of the sun by the moon. Today, because of knowledge gained through scientific observations, we understand why water freezes and that a solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the earth and the sun.
pages 3 – 7 in your textbook.
Place the following words in your science notebook under the heading “Vocabulary”
science basic research
You are to prepare a time line of the major scientific discoveries. You dates will begin around the beginning of the Scientific Revolution (1543) to the present. The periods are divided into approximately 50 year periods. An example of the time line could be 1543 -1599, 1600 – 1650, 1651- 1700, 1701 – 1750, 1751 – 1800, 1801 – 1850, 1851- 1900, 1901 – 1950, 1951 – present. For each division, chose the one important discovery you feel is the most significant.
You can use the following website or any other you wish. If you have access to encyclopedias, you can use them instead.
Click here for Annotated History Timeline of Modern Science.
Click here for the worksheet to fill in the timeline and submit
Work on the questions on page 7, numbers 1 – 4.