This lesson is a thoroughly experiential hands-on approach to learning as students in a history class actually perform some of the scientific experiments that were done during the Scientific Revolution. Through performing a series of experiments, students realize that the Scientific Revolution was about applying the scientific method rather than relying on ancient sources (i.e. Aristotle). A contrast is made here against scholasticism. Setting up the experiments is rather simple and will not consume too much time. Very basic materials can be borrowed from the science teacher at your school. This lesson is perfect for block periods but can easily be adapter for normal class periods.
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