The Scientific Revolution
Project by katie S.
What was the change?
The Scientific Revolution is one of the most important revolutions because without science, our world would be very different. One can see examples of the heliocentric theory, the laws of gravity and a telescope.
The Scientific Revolution started in the 1550s do to people starting to make discoveries in other parts of Europe.This brought new ideas in physics, math, astronomy, and biology and went against the beliefs of the church. This made people think differently about the universe and how things came to be, and let them have their own ideas on why things were the way they were. This also allowed scientists to use logic and reason to test theories. People of The Renaissance questioned old beliefs like humanism. They started to get back into the concept that humans could do anything. the scientific revolution brought enlightenment. This means that it changed the way political and social scholars thought and it made them reject old and traditional ideas. Then, later on in the Reformation people started to question the Roman Catholic Church. Of course the church did not like that people started to question the teachings and ideas. The church was very against the concept of humanism while the scientists were very much for the concept of humanism. Clearly the scientific revolution made a huge impact of culture back then and in today's society.
Who were the people involved?
Nicolaus Copernicus and Johannes Kelper
Copernicus made the heliocentric theory. This theory proposed that everything revolves around the sun. This theory laid down the foundation for modern astrology. Kepler was the one to prove this theory. He proved this mathematically and he also proposed that planets move in elliptical orbits and don't travel at the same speed around the sun. Copernicus and Kelper both helped make the basics of our astronomy today.
Galileo improved the telescope and made observations about the moon and the solar system. He also created the law of inertia and perfected the scientific method that we still use today.Galileo made the church very angry by challenging long held church teachings. Because of him improving the telescope, our scientists today have been able to make it even better to discover more things.
Issac Newton discovered and also explained the theory of gravity. He also studied physics, motion and light. He found out about gravity by an apple falling out of a tree. Because of this he started to make theories and then proved them by calculus. on top of that he made the laws of motion which is how an object is effected by a force. Because of Issac Newton, we know what makes things stay on the Earth and why things don't float. Also he is the reason why calculus, the laws of gravity and the laws of motion are still taught today in schools.