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Empirical reasoning Drawing conclusions from physical evidence
Copernicus first scientist to state that the Earth is not the centre of the Earth
Inquisition Church court that tried heretics, people who disagreed with Church teaching
Caravel A ship that sail into the wind by tracking
Lode stone A naturally magnetic stone, used as a compass
Log line Used to measured the ship's speed.
Quadrant Measured the height of the sun or a star above the horizon
Dias A navigator that was set out to find a way around Africa with two caravels.
Da Gama A navigator that was sent out to find a sea-route around Africa
Created by: nickylee