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Gen Sci mod1 wk 1


Density (p.6)How tightly atoms are packed in a substance.
Geocentric (pp.10-11)The thought that the earth was at the center of the universe.
Heliocentric (p.19)The thought that the sun is at the center of everything and assumed that all of the planets, including earth traveled around the sun.
Robert Grosseteste (p.17)Father of the scientific method, considered the first modern scientist.
Papyrus (p.2)A primitive form of paper, made from a long-leafed plant of the same name.
Ptolemy (pp.10-11)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 geocentric system.
Leucippus and Democritus (p.4)Ancient Greek scientists who proposed all matter was really made of little units called "atoms".
Aristotle (pp.8-9)Father of life sciences also believed in spontaneous generation.
Thales, Anaximander and Anaximenes (p.4)Viewed as first real scientists.
Johannes Kepler (p.20)Used mathematical data to support the heliocentric system and found the oval or ellipse pattern the planets traveled around the sun.
Alchemy (p. 12)A way by which lead (or other inexpensive substance) could be transformed into gold (or other precious substances).
Nicolaus Copernicus (p.19)Believed the sun was at the center of everything and assumed that all of the plants traveled around the sun. Also called the heliocentric system or Copernican system.
Classification (p.8)Ordering facts in a reasonable and systematic way.
Spontaneous generation (p.9)The idea that living organisms can be spontaneously formed from non-living substances.
Science (p.1)A branch of study dedicated to the accumulation and classification of observable facts in order to formulate general laws about the natural world.
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