Name____________ Date:_______ Ms. Reyes/Ms. Rust Global 10
Mini-Lesson One: Scientific Revolution IntroductionAIM:
What factors led to the Scientific Revolution?
Complete the following chart based on your prior knowledge.Agree Disagree
1. The Earth is flat2. The Earth is the center of the universe3. the Earth is closest to the Sun during the summer 4. The Sun is the center of the universe5. The moon rotates and revolves around the Earth
6. The Sun’s
gravity keeps all the planets in their orbits7. The moon is falling constantly toward the Earth8. If you dropped a blowing ball and a tennis ball, the bowling ball would hit the ground first9. A pencil looks yellow because it reflects all other colors
: As we have just reviewed, the period between 1300 and 1600 was a time of great change inEurope. The Renaissance, a rebirth of learning and the arts, inspired a spirit of curiosity in many fields. Scholarsbegan to question ideas that had been accepted for hundreds of years. Meanwhile, the religious movementknown as the Reformation prompted followers to challenge accepted ways ofthinking about God and salvation. While the Reformation was taking place,another revolution in Europe had begun, one that would permanently changethe way people viewed the physical world.
You are a university student during the late 1600s, and it seems thatthe world as you know if has turned upside down. An English scientist namedIsaac Newton has just theorized that the universe is not a dark mystery but asystem whose parts work together in ways that can be expressedmathematically. This is just the latest in a series of arguments that havechallenged old ways of thinking in fields from astronomy to medicine. Many ofthese ideas promise to open the way for improving society. And yet they aresuch radical ideas that many people refuse to accept them
Why might people have difficulty accepting new ideas or new ways of thinking?What are the risks of embracing a different idea? What are some risks of always refusing to do so?Can you think of some new ideas today that are difficult to accept? Give an example and explain why thesenew ideas might be difficult for some people to accept and the result of this.