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GS Mod 1

Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science Module 1

Science An branch of study dedicated to the accumulation and classification of observable facts in order to formulate general laws about the natural world
Papyrus An ancient form of paper, made from a plant of the same name
Thales, Anaximander, Anaximenes Viewed as the first real scientists
Leucippus, Democritus Ancient Greek scientists who proposed all matter was really made of little units called "atoms"
Density How tightly packed the matter in a substance is.
Classification Ordering facts in a reasonable and systematic way.
Spontaneous generation The idea that living organisms can be spontaneously formed from non-living substances.
Aristotle Father of life sciences - also believed in spontaneous generation
Ptolemy Thought the earth was the center of the universe and the planets and stars orbited about the earth in a series of circles. Also called the Ptolemaic system or geocentri system and does not move.
Grosseteste Father of the scientific method
Heliocentric The thought that the sun is at the center of everything and assumption that all of the planets, including the earth, travel around the sun.
Kepler Used mathematical data to support the heliocentric system and found the oval or ellipse pattern the planets use to travel around the sun.
Galileo Collected evidence to support the heliocentric view, even though the Roman Catholic church forced him to stop officially promoting the view.
Sir Isaac Newton One of the greatest scientists of all time.
Laid down 3 laws of motion, laws of gravity, developed calculus and showed white light is composed of many different colors of light.
Boyle Founder of modern Chemistry
Antoine Laurent Lavoisier Discovered the Law of Mass Conservation
Law of Mass Conservation Matter cannot be created or destroyed. It can only change form.
John Dalton Founder of modern atomic theory.
Charles Darwin Known for his Theory of Evolution which explains how we got here withour reference to a Creator.
Wrote "The Origin of the Species"
Immutability of the species The mistaken idea that living creatures cannot change.
Louis Pasteur Developed Pasteurization.
Destroyed the idea of spontaneous generation and was know for his work with vaccines.
Gregor Mendel Know for her study of reproduction or genetics
James Maxwell Founder of Modern Pyhsics
Joule Came up with the First Law of Thermodynamics
First Law of Thermodynamics Energy cannot be created or destroyed. It can only change forms.
Niels Bohr Developed a picture of the atom and even had a model named after him.
Albert Einstein Known for his Theory of Relativity and Quantum Mechanics.
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