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
Video below to be used with Copernicus and the Scientific Revolution Video Analysis:
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