Mr D 7th history Scientific Revolution

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Mr D 7th history Scientific Revolution

  1. 1. The Scientific Revolution 1550 - 1700 By: Ben Lapidus And Clay Krebs
  2. 2. What is the Scientific Revolution? • An era of scientific inquiry and discovery in Europe • Scientists questioned accepted beliefs • Included philosophers and writers
  3. 3. Famous PeopleNicholas Copernicus Galileo Galilei Andreas Vesalius Sir Isaac Newton
  4. 4. Copernicus • First scientist of the Scientific Revolution • Theorized that the Earth and other planets revolve around the sun • Few knew about his theory while he was alive
  5. 5. Andreas Vesalius • Physician and anatomist • Carefully observed human body after dissections • Wrote one of the most famous books on human anatomy – De Humanis Corporis (The Human Body)
  6. 6. Galileo Galilei • Proved Copernicus’s theory; big problems for him afterwards from Catholic Church • Built the most powerful telescope of the time • First to see the rings on Saturn, Jupiter’s moons, and the craters on our moon
  7. 7. Sir Isaac Newton • One of the most important scientists of all time • Known for the story of the ‘apple that fell on his head’ – led to his work on the nature of gravity • ‘To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction’ is one of the three Laws of Motion that he wrote
  8. 8. InventionsMicroscope 1600 CE Barometer 1600 CE Telescope 1609 CE Thermometer 1600 CE
  9. 9. Where this all happened
  10. 10. Bibliography • Cordova, Jacqueline. Across the Centuries. 21. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Comp., 1999. • Bower, Bert. History Alive. Student. Palo Alto, CA: Teachers' Curriculum Institute, 2005.

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