The Scientific Revolution

By Jhafett Silva

What was the scientific revolution?

The period of great advances in the sciences, roughly 1500-1700.Galileo and Kepler were major figures in the scientific revolution.The scientific revolution occorred at the same time as the renaissance and reformation in europe. People began to question accepted theories about the universe and nature.


Polish astronomer. Said geocentric model didn't explain movement of the sun, moon, and plants. After studying this problem for 30 years, he proposed a new model for the universe- the heliocentric model. The heliocentric model, the sun is the center of the universe.. this was the first new model of the universe in 2000 years ago. Copernicus work angered religious leader in the catholic and protestant church's.


he was an Italian math professor who set out to prove many of Aristotle's theories about nature wrong. Galileo proved that heavy objects fall at the same rate as lighter ones. Galileo used the telescope to study sunspots, the moon's surface and that Jupiter's moon. The church did not agree with his research. They wanted him to stop working. Galileo refused to stop his research.when the church threatened to torture Galileo, he signed a confession stating the heliocentric model was heresy and therefore untrue. He was kept locked in his house until he died.


His observation proved the heliocentric model of the universe was true. Kepler also proposed three laws of planterary motion based upon his observation.

How did the change impact society at the time?

It Brought society in europe out the religion imposed dark ages and forced religions to become even more duplicitous. Religions uses science to falsely "prove" things it believes, and then ridicules science where it contradicts their teachings.

How is that change evidenced in today's modern society?

The scientifi revolution brought new ways of thinking. And without those people we wouldnt of have the techonlogy we have days today. Without those people it Wouldnt have been the same. Espacially in school.