scientific revolution

Matthew w. 2nd

What was the change?

The scientific revolution is a very important time in history because it changed the way people thought forever! The Scientific Revolution made people question where the earth stands in the solar system and the theory of why things go up and come down


Who were the people associated with the change?

Isaac Newton was an English natural philosopher, generally known as the most original and influential theorist in the history of science. Nicolaus Copernicus was a strong believer of the geocentric model/theory, and studied this for 30 years! By Copernicus explaining this theory he upset the people who believed the Heliocentric model which was the belief of the sun as the center of the universe. Johannes Kepler was a supporter of the heliocentric theory and he explained why he thought this was a great way of explaining the universe. Galileo Galiei was one of the first great researchers we have ever seen in humanity. Galileo improved the telescope so we can observe the the sky in a more advanced way.



How did the change impact society at the time?

The change in society at the time was the difference in the heliocentric model and the geocentric theory. Many people went to church and were taught the geocentric model,so when the heliocentric theory was suggested many people were for it and many weren't. This changed the way people thought about the earth.


How is that change evidenced in modern society?

Many things that we use today evolved from the inventions or aditions to inventions from the Scientific Revolution. Galileo added to the telescope which many people still use today, also the thermometer was one of Galileo's inventions. Thanks to Isaac Newton we know why things that go up must come down, with his Law of universal gravitation.