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  • 1. Scientists of the Scientific Revolution
  • 2. Warm-up: <ul><li>Name 2 events that helped to spark the Scientific Revolution. </li></ul><ul><li>The Renaissance- focus on learning/secular ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Protestant Reformation- questioning the church </li></ul>
  • 3. Sir Francis Bacon <ul><li>English born philosopher (1561-1626) </li></ul><ul><li>Creator of the Baconian method of scientific inquiry (commonly referred to as the scientific method) </li></ul><ul><li>Died while conducting an experiment in London </li></ul>
  • 4. Anton van Leeuwenhoek <ul><li>Dutch born scientist </li></ul><ul><li>1674 was the year of his work </li></ul><ul><li>Considered the “Father of Microbiology” </li></ul><ul><li>Used improved microscope to discover microorganisms </li></ul>
  • 5. Andreas Vesalius <ul><li>Flemish (Present day Belgium) scientist </li></ul><ul><li>Wrote De Humanis Corporis Fabrica in 1543 </li></ul><ul><li>His work was in the human anatomy </li></ul><ul><li>Constructed first skeleton from opening up cadavers </li></ul>
  • 6. William Harvey <ul><li>English born scientist </li></ul><ul><li>Saw that the heart was the source of circulation </li></ul><ul><li>His work was in the year of 1628 </li></ul>
  • 7. Nicolaus Copernicus <ul><li>Polish astronomer who questioned the position of the Earth in the Solar System </li></ul><ul><li>This theory is called the Heliocentric theory </li></ul><ul><li>Was not published until 1543 </li></ul>
  • 8. Johannes Kepler <ul><li>German born astronomer </li></ul><ul><li>Calculated that the orbit of planets were elliptical </li></ul><ul><li>His research was during the early 1600s </li></ul>
  • 9. Galileo Galilei <ul><li>Italian born astronomer </li></ul><ul><li>1610 and 1638 are key dates </li></ul><ul><li>Improved the telescope </li></ul><ul><li>Discovered moons of Jupiter </li></ul><ul><li>Objects of different mass still fall at same speed </li></ul><ul><li>Perfected the astrolube </li></ul><ul><li>Father of experimental science </li></ul>
  • 10. Galileo continued <ul><li>Wrote on the account of the moon causing tides on Earth </li></ul><ul><li>Tried by the Inquisition for heresy on his views of the heliocentric theory </li></ul><ul><li>Eventually recanted his views </li></ul><ul><li>Publications of his work were banned </li></ul>
  • 11. Francesco Redi <ul><li>Italian born scientist </li></ul><ul><li>Around the year 1650 experimented with fruit flies </li></ul><ul><li>This was a controlled experiment using meat along with dead and living flies </li></ul>
  • 12. Sir Isaac Newton <ul><li>English born scientist </li></ul><ul><li>Work around the year of 1684 </li></ul><ul><li>Discovered the idea of gravity </li></ul><ul><li>Explained the law of inertia along with the other laws of motion </li></ul>
  • 13. The End

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