Social Studies - 2019-20
WHII.4e - Scientific Revolution
The student will apply social science skills to understand the impact of the European Age of Exploration by
e) defining and describing how the Scientific Revolution led to social and technological changes that influenced the European view of the world.
How did new ideas spark change and conflict in the late 18th and throughout the 19th centuries?
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
European exploration of new lands and cultures raised new questions about nature and society and encouraged a new emphasis on experimental technology.
With its emphasis on reasoned observation and systematic measurement, the Scientific Revolution changed the way people viewed the world and their place in it.
Pioneers of the Scientific Revolution
Nicolaus Copernicus developed heliocentric theory.
Johannes Kepler discovered planetary motion.
Galileo Galilei used the telescope to support heliocentric theory.
Isaac Newton formulated the law of gravity.
William Harvey discovered circulation of the blood.
Importance of the Scientific Revolution
Emphasis on reason and systematic observation of nature
Formulation of the scientific method
Expansion of scientific knowledge