Lesson Plans World History II SOL 6a: Scientific Revolution
Standard WH II:
The student will demonstrate knowledge of scientific, political, economic, and religious changes during the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries by
SOL 6a) describing the Scientific Revolution and its effects.
Introduction: A Bell-ringer activity
Notes: Students copy-down and discuss teacher generated notes
Activities: Students complete various in class activities to support learning including video analysis, maps, charts, diagrams, graphic organizers, worksheets, text-book questions, group discussion, KWL Charts etc.
Assessment: Informal, Formal, Exit-Questions, Teacher Questioning. Quizzes, Tests, Projects
Pioneers of the scientific revolution
• Nicolaus Copernicus developed heliocentric theory.
• Johannes Kepler discovered planetary motion.
• Galileo Galilei used telescope to support heliocentric theory.
• Isaac Newton formulated 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
Activities That Support Lesson Plans
Biography Reading Analysis Directions
Copernicus and the Scientific Revolution Video Analysis
Kepler to Galileo Letters Primary Source
Scientific Revolution Biography Reading Analysis
Video below to be used with Copernicus and the Scientific Revolution Video Analysis:
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