Science 4 – Science in the Scientific Revolution

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

Text: Science in the Scientific Revolution 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 1500 AD through the end of the 1600’s or Copernicus through Newton. We cover just the 12 regular lessons per chapter, which allows you to accomplish the Level Four Science curricula at the rate of TWO LESSONS per week. We feel this is the right pace for Level 4 students. It allows for a thorough review of each lesson and the administration of the tests.

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 _________ ” series or “Science in HiStory” series as it is called on the Berean site, works for Levels 1-6.

Children of Level Four age 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. Items needed for the experiments are mostly items usually found in the home, lessening the expense of a very solid course.

Topics covered in Science in the Scientific Revolution are:

The Heliocentric System
Andreas Vesalius
Cartilage and Bones
Muscles, Tendons, and Ligaments
Arteries and Veins
Nerves and the Brain
The Digestive Organs
The Kidneys and Bladder
The Heart and Lungs
Gesner and Plants and Animals
Galileo Galilei – Friction, Falling Objects, Projectiles
Kepler – Astronomy and Tides
Jan Baptist van Helmont
William Harvey
James Ussher
Joachim Jungius
Evangelista Torricelli
Rene Descartes
Blaise Pascal
von Giericke and Electrical Charge
Christiaan Huygens and Collisions, Clocks, and Light
Robert Boyle and the Vacuum
Robert Hooke and the Planets
Redi and Spontaneous Generation
Antoni van Leeuwenhoek
John Ray
Nehemiah Grew
Sir Isaac Newton – Multiple Topics and Lessons
Guillaume Amontons and Friction
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Ole Christensen Romer

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