Science 3 – Science in the Ancient World

PDF Available by Jan 3. Mrs. K. will add videos and commentary throughout March, 2022.

Text: Science in the Ancient World by Dr. Jay Wile. $39.95 at A Help & Hints book is available for an additional $10.00. It includes 12 tests for the Course.

This course covers developments in science from about 570 BC into the Early Renaissance and the times of Leonardo da Vinci. We cover just the 12 regular lessons per chapter, which allows you to accomplish the Level Three Science curricula at the rate of TWO LESSONS per week. We feel this is the right pace for Level 3 students.

What makes this text unique is that it is geared toward the elementary child of all ages. What is required is dependent upon the child’s age and capabilities. Therefore, Wile’s “Science in the _________ Day” series or “Science in HiStory” series as it is called on the Berean site, works for Levels 1-6.

The course is also geared to delivery by a parent or group leader who reads the text and then delivers the lesson and directs the child in performing the experiment. Older Children, as soon as their reading ability permits, are encouraged to read the text themselves and then perform the experiments UNDER THE DIRECTION of the parent or group leader.

What also makes the series unique is that EVERY lesson has an experiment or activity component. These are usually executed with normal household items. Not all work as they are suppose to – the first time. We suggest that you carefully select what you want to do.

Topics covered in Science in the Ancient World are:

When Did Science Begin?
Math and Science
What Is Pitch
Hippocrates and Blood
Basic Rules of Optics
The Lever
BC and AD
Flat Mirror
Galen the Physician – Blood, Muscles, Nerves
Roger Bacon
Giles of Rome
Dietrich von Freiberg
Thomas Bradwardine
Oresme and Graphing
Nicholas of Cusa – Humidity and Plants
Johannes Gutenberg
Leonardo da Vinci – Multiple Topics

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