The Scientific Revolution

By: Amariah Celestine

WHAT WAS THE CHANGE????

The scientific revolution changed the way people looked at the physical world around them. The most prominent (important) scientists of this time include Copernicus, Galileo, and Isaac Newton. The basis of the Scientific Revolution was the Scientific Method, which uses experiment and observation to explain theories on the workings of the universe. This process removed blind adherence (faithful support of a political or religious group) to tradition from science and allowed scientists to logically find answers through the use of reason. The scientific Revolution had many other effects. Besides changing the way people felt about the universe, the Scientific Method resulted in discoveries in medicine, physics, and biology.

WHO WERE THE PEOPLE ASSOCIATED WITH THE CHANGE?

Johannes Kepler/ Galileo Galiei

Johannes Kepler was a scientists who proved the Heliocentric model was true. He also created 3 laws of planetary motion.


1) Planets move in elliptical orbits around the sun

2) Planets move more quickly as they approach the sun

3) The time it takes a planet to orbit the sun, is its exact distance from the sun.



Galileo was an Italian math professor who lived to prove Aristotle's theories about life wrong.

* found objects accelerate at a predictable and fixed rate

* proved that heavy objects fall at the same rate as lighter ones

* Galileo made improvements to the telescope and was the first to improve it enough to use it to observe the sky.

*** Church did not agree with his observations and sentenced him to life on house arrest.

HOW DID THE CHANGE IMPACT SOCIETY AT THE TIME

Impact

Scientific Revolution ushered in a new way of thinking, including the establishment of the Scientific Method. This method, which is actually a three step process ('Stop. Look. Listen'), became crucial to the efforts of intellectuals, European and otherwise, to discover more about the world around them. With these new tools at their disposal, European intellectuals were able to unlock the secrets of the nature, as well as the very universe itself. Among the most notable of the European intellectuals during the Scientific Revolution were Galileo, whose discoveries regarding our solar system still hold true today

HOW IS THAT CHANGE EVIDENT IN TODAY'S SOCIETY

The change is evident because we know where the earth and sun are actually located and we can see things up in space because of Galileo's idea of the telescope. Because of these people we are educated in many different areas.