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Modules #1-2

Apologia General Science definitions: Module #1-2

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Science A branch of study dedicated to the accumulation and classification of observable facts in order to formulate general laws about the natural world
Papyrus A primitive form of paper, made from a long-leafed plant of the same name
Spontaneous generation The idea that living organisms can be spontaneously formed from non-living substances
Counter-example An example that contradicts a scientific conclusion
Hypothesis An educated guess that attempts to explain an observation or answer a question
Theory A hypothesis that has been tested with a significant amount of data
Scientific law A theory that has been tested by and is consistent with generations of data
What did Thales study? The heavens
Who was Anaximander's teacher? Thales
What was Anaximander's field of study? Life
Anaximenes's attempts to explain all things in nature being made of a single substance led to what important scientific discovery? Atoms
Who is known as 'the father of atomic history'? Leucippus
Who is known as 'the father of the life sciences'? Aristotle
Archimedes did great work in what field? Mathematics
Robert Grosseteste was deeply committed to what idea? That the secrets of the natural world could be learned by discovering the laws that God had set in motion
Dietrich Von Freiberg is often called what name? The priest who solved the mystery of the rainbow
Blaise Pascal was the author of what 'argument'? Pascal's wager
Robert Boyle was the founder of what field of science? Modern chemistry
Antoni van Leeuwenhoek was the first to build what kind of scientific instrument? Microscope
Charles Darwin wrote 'The Origin of Species' in what year? 1859
James Clerk Maxwell is the founder of what field of science: Modern physics
By whom was superconductivity discovered? Heike Onnes
Created by: JRae on 2008-12-18



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