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General Science

Science An endeavor dedicated to the accumulation and classification of observation facts in order to formulate general laws about the natural world.
Papyrus An ancient form of paper, made from the plant of the same name.
Spontaneous Generation The idea that living organisms can be spontaneously formed by nonliving substances.
Who was Imhotep? He was renowned for his knowledge of medicine. People would travel from all over the known world to visit him, hoping that he could cure there illness.
Although the ancient Egyptians had incredibly advanced medical practices for there time,we do not consider them scientists. Why not? We don't consider ancient Egyptians scientists because they didn't use there medical practices to change the world around them.
Thales He studied the planets and the stars.
Anaximander He was the pupil of Thales, and the first to try explaining the human origin without referring to a God or creator.
Anaximenes He believed that air was the most important substance of all things. He also started the concept of atoms.
Leucippus and his student, Democritus, are remembered for what idea? They are remembered for there idea about how everything is made up of tiny atoms.
Who came up with the first classification for living creatures? Aristotle is the first person known to come up with the first classification for living creatures.
Geocentric System The geocentric system is that everything revolves around the earth including the sun.
Heliocentric System Everything in our galaxy revolves around the sun. The heliocentric system is correct.
What was the main goal of Alchemist? The main goal of Alchemist was to mix lead with another substance to make gold.
Why don't we consider Alchemist to be a scientist? We don't consider Alchemist and many others of there time to be scientists because they did not use what they knew to change the world around them.
What was the main reason that science progressed near the end of the Dark Ages? The reason that science progressed near the end of the dark ages is because Rome and other countries finally started supporting science and realizing it wasn't just a waste of time.
Who is considered to be the first modern scientist, and why does he deserve that honor. Robert Grossestestes is considered the first modern scientist because he taught that a scientist should make observations, thencome up with a tentative explanation for while that thing happened.
A great book published in 1543 by Nicolaus Copernicus His book is about ideas of the earth, sun, moon, the planets, and the stars. He also beleived Ptolemy's ideas were wrong. He published a great book in 1543.
A great book published in 1543 by Andreas Versaluis. His book was very detailed about the human body and showed pictures and skeches about the body. He published a great book in 1543.
Although Galileo collected an enormous amount of data in support of the heliocentric system, he chose to publicly reject it. Why? He chose to reject it because he wanted to stay in the Roman Catholic Church, so he publicly rejected all of his data even though most of it was to true just to stay in the church.
Galileo built an instumemt based on descriptions he had heard of a military device. this allowed him to collect a lot more data about the heavens. What did he build? He built his own teliscope, he also improved the design of the teliscope.
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