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ScientificRevolution

TermDefinition
Geocentric Theory Universe revolved around the Earth.
Heliocentric Theory Universe revolved around the Sun.
Ptolemy Greek astronomer expanded on the Geocentric Theory.
Kepler A mathematician that concluded that certain mathematical laws govern planetary motion. One of these concluded that the planets revolve around the sun in elliptical orbits instead of circles.
Copernicus Polish cleric and astronomer that invented the Heliocentric Theory.
Scientific Revolution New way of thinking about the natural world. Based upon careful observation and willingness to question accepted beliefs.
Aristotle Greek philosopher that came up with idea of the geocentric theory.
Galileo An Italian scientist who built his own telescope to study the heavens. Discovered that sun had dark spots, Jupiter had four moons, and the moon was a rough, uneven surface.
Newton Mathematician and physicist that developed the the Universal Law of Gravitation.
Law of Universal Gravitation Same force that ruled motion of the planets and all matter on earth and space. Linked motion in the heavens with motion on the earth.
Versalius Proved Galen's theory wrong and wrote a book filled with detailed drawings of human organs, bones, and muscles.
Farenheit Made the first thermometer to use mercury in glass and showed water freezing at 32 degrees.
Bacon Statesmen and writer that encouraged the experimental method.
Descartes Developed analytical geometry which provided an important new tool for scientific research.
Scientific Method Logical procedure for gathering and testing ideas. Begins with a problem or question arising from an observation.
Janssen A Dutch maker of eyeglasses that invented the first microscope.
Created by: lizgardner