Scientific Revolution: A HUGE change in thinking from following the church's ideas to proving theories (Galileo) like the enlightenment.
It was a period of time where there was new ideas for physics, astronomy, biology, human anatomy, chemistry, and other sciences.People went from following the churches iedeas to proving theories.
This picture below shows an order of some events thruoghout the scientific revolution. During the scientific revolution many ideas were suggested. For example, Nicolaus Copernicus suggested a theory that the earth revolved aruond the sun. This was known as heliocentric. While the geocentric model was were the earth was the center of the universe.
Also another important scientist during the scientific revolution was Isaac Newton. He discovered the laws of gravity and motion when an apple fell on his head. He figured that there must have been something that pulled the apple toward the ground along with everything else on the planet. He also wrote a book known as the First Steps In Science.
Another important scientist was Galileo. He supported Copernicus' ideas of the heliocentric universe. Later he was treid for heirocy for going agenst the teachings of the church. He was then sentance to house arrest for life.
There were also many thinker of the scientific revolution. Locke was a good example. He believed that all people were born with natural rights.

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Causes of the Scientific Revolution:
During the Middle Age people were not stressing observation, emphasizing logic, clarifying and articulating concepts, providing a basis for scientific thinking. The Renaissance renewed interest in philosophy of the Greco-Roman days (Pythagorous). The Renaissance also increased interest in mathematics. Art and its desire to reproduce reality led to an increase in science knowledge.The scientific revolution was not marked by any single change. The following new ideas contributed to what is called the scientific revolution:
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These are a series of steps that scientist during the Scientific Revolution took to prove their theories, these are still used today. www.DanielsGlobalBlog.BlogSpot

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  • The replacement of the Earth by the Sun as the center of the solar system
  • The replacement of the Aristotelian theory that matter was continuous and made up of the elements Earth, Water, Air, Fire, and Aether by rival ideas that matter was atomistic or corpuscular[[#cite_note-9|[10]]] or that its chemical composition was even more complex[[#cite_note-10|[11]]]
  • The replacement of the Aristotelian idea that heavy bodies, by their nature, moved straight down toward their natural places; that light bodies, by their nature, moved straight up toward their natural place; and that ethereal bodies, by their nature, moved in unchanging circular motions[[#cite_note-11|[12]]] with the idea that all bodies are heavy and move according to the same physical laws
  • The replacement of the Aristotelian concept that all motions require the continued action of a cause by the inertial concept that motion is a state that, once started, continues indefinitely without further cause[[#cite_note-12|[13]]]
  • The replacement of Galen's treatment of the venous and arterial systems as two separate systems with William Harvey's concept that blood circulated from the arteries to the veins "impelled in a circle, and is in a state of ceaseless motion"[[#cite_note-13|[14]]]
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      • At first glance, there may not seem to be much of a connection between the "Scientific Revolution" that took place in Western Europe starting in the 17th century CE, and the political revolutions that took place in Western Europe and its colonies beginning in the late 18th century. What could the development of calculus and the discovery of laws of physics (such as gravitation) possibly have to do with the overthrow of monarchical and colonial governments and the establishment of new democracies?
Scientific Method:
The scientific method is a way to ask and answer scientific questions by making observations and doing experiments.
  • The steps of the scientific method are to:
    • Ask a Question
    • Do Background Research
    • Construct a Hypothesis
    • Test Your Hypothesis by Doing an Experiment
    • Analyze Your Data and Draw a Conclusion
    • Communicate Your Results
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The heliocentric model was the model that Copernicus came up with. It was the idea that the sun was the center of the solar system. It went against the church and it theories. Before Copernicus most scientists belived in the Geocentric Model which is a model where the earth was the center of the solar system. Galileo supported the heiocentric model and he was tried for it. Galileo supported the theory publicly. After the trial he was sentenced to house arrest for the rest of his life.

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Examples of Scientific Revolution Scientists:
thumbnail.jpgIsaac Newton- Law of Gravity and Motion,
Start of scientific Revolution

thumbnailCA89R0KC.jpg Nicholas Copernicus- Heliocentric Model (Sun is the center of the Sloar System)

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thumbnailCAV8DA7P.jpgGalileo Galilei- Supported Copernicus' heliocentric theory

Tried for hersey (Going against the church)
Sentenced to house arrest for the rest of his life
Improved the Telecope and was the first man to use the tool to study the moon and the planets