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Lesson 33 Vocabulary

Lesson 33 Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment

Rationalism (33.2) a belief in reason and logic as the primary paths to knowledge
Geocentric Theory (33.3) a theory that Earth is the center of the solar system or the universe. Geo is Greek for "earth. " (centric= center)
orbit (33.3) the curved path, usually elliptical, described by a planet, satellite, spaceship, etc., around a celestial body, as the sun.
Heliocentric Theory (33.3) a theory that places the sun at the center of the solar system with the planets, including Earth, revolving around it. Helio is Greek for "sun." (centric= center)
Copernican Theory (33.3) a theory that teaches that the sun is at the center of this solar system. Earth also turns on its own axis every 24 hours. This turning explains why heavenly objects seem to move around Earth.
projectile (33.4) something that is thrown or shot.
mass (33.5) a measure of the amount of matter in an object
hypothesis (33.6) an estimated guess
data (33.6) individual facts, statistics, or items of information
microscope (33.7) an instrument used to make very small objects visible
barometer (33.7) an instrument used to measure changes in the pressure of the atmosphere
thermometer (33.7) an instrument used to measure changes in the pressure of the atmosphere
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