scientific revolution

emma f 5th

What was the change?

The scientific revolution changed the way people thought about the physical world and scientist began to question traditional beliefs about the working of the universe. It was more of a change in thought and practice rather science, although it was scientists whom changed their way of thought and began questioning.


Who were the people associated with the change?

The four main people associated with the change during the scientific revolution were Galileo Galilee, Nicolas Copernicus, Johannes Kepler, and Isaac Newton. Galileo was an Italian scientist who continues Copernicus' work observing the sky with a home made telescope and proved Copernicus' theory correct. Nicolas Copernicus developed the heliocentric model of the universe that states that the sun is the center and earth and other planted revolve around the sun. Johannes Kepler was a scientist who discovered that planets move elliptically not circularly when they orbit the sun. Isaac Newton used mathematics to describe gravity as the force that keeps planets revolving around the sun in the same way objects fall to earths surface.

How did the change impact society at the time?

The change impacted society at the time by leading people to question the church, tradition, and beliefs. It also led to new ideas for education, economics, religion, and government. The change inspired new development in arts and architecture as well.


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

The change made in the scientific revolution evidenced in today's modern society by allowing people to hypothesize new ideas, create new styles of art and explore new terrain.