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Heretic or Hero?

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Description: During the 15th and 16th centuries a new thought pattern was emerging. For years the set belief of the Catholic Church and of the scientists of the time was that everything in the Universe, including the Sun, rotated around the Earth. But, a young scientist named Copernicus put forth a theory stating that this was just not true. He believed that the Earth rotated around the Sun. As time went on, and new technology was discovered, (e.g.. telescope) scientists began to discover more evidence that the Earth did in fact rotate around the Sun. This was in direct conflict with the theory of the Catholic Church that the Sun rotated around the Earth. People of the time labeled the scientists who proposed these new scientific theories as heretics and did not believe in their new theories, including the theory that the Earth rotates around the Sun. These scientists were sometimes called to trial before an inquisition of the Catholic Church to explain their theories. These trials led to the imprisonment of many scientists. Standards 7.10.2 and 7.9.7

Author: Bill Reese, Menifee Middle School

Lesson ID: 496

Price to Be Paid for the Next Scientific Revolution

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Description: The President has asked you to evaluate what stance he needs to take regarding issues like cloning, cryogenics, assisted suicide, etc... In order to stay in office, the President knows that he must define his beliefs and find a way to mesh them with those of the public. It was suggested that you research the Scientific Revolution of the 16th-17th c., and examine the people, the issues they dealt with, and the eventual outcomes of the scientists during that period. Once you have been able to gather some background, you need to put together a plan for the President to follow regarding the pressing scientific issues of today. Doing a good job on this issue will not guarantee a great future for the President, but doing a bad job will certainly doom it. Standard 7.10.0, 7.10.2, 7.10.3, and 12.10

Author: David R. MacDonald, Fillmore Middle School

Lesson ID: 857

Galileo and the Inevitability of Ideas

Description: The historical significance of Galileo's scientific achievements cannot be overstated as a pivotal point in the way people caame to understand their world. Why couldn't the Inquisition agree with Galileo that Scripture tells us "how to go to heaven, not how the heavens go"? What was at stake for the Catholic Church in this confrontation, in terms of theology, philosophy, and political power? What was at stake for Galileo in terms of intellectual freedom and scientific inquiry? Standard 7.10.2

Author: EDSITEment, National Endowment for the Humanities

Lesson ID: 436

Ptolemy, Copernicus, & the Church

Description: Advanced students,explore the beginning of the scientific revolution by listing the differences in the diagrams of a geocentric universe and a heliocentric universe. Describe the religious impact of this change on man's conception of the universe and man's place within it. Standards 7.10.2 and 7.10.3

Author: History of Science Study Guide

Lesson ID: 566

Science and Technology of Exploration

Description: As you know, technology has an enormous impact on our lives. We rely on scientific and technological discoveries and inventions for communication, transportation, and entertainment. Have you thought about how science and technology contributed to the European exploration of the world? In this activity, you'll learn about some of the most important discoveries and inventions that allowed Europeans to travel throughout the world and to change the world forever. Standard 7.10.2

Author: , Social Studies School Service

Lesson ID: 931

Trial of Galileo

Description: The trial of Galileo is the most often example of the conflit between religion and science. It must be remebered, however, that Galileo was not only good at science; he was expert at patronage and the politics of persuasion. He deftly exploited his discovery of the satellites of Jupiter, for example, by naming them "Medician stars." By creating a celestial--and therefore permanent--emblem of the Medicis, Galileo encouraged the wealthy dynasty to support his work. At the same time, he helped quell the controversy over his astronomical observations by associating them with the famous family. Use this information as you participate in the retrial of Galileo. Standard 7.10.2

Author: Douglas Allchin, SHiPS Resource Center

Lesson ID: 1131

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