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GS Module 1
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An branch of study dedicated to the accumulation and classification of observable facts in order to formulate general laws about the natural world
An ancient form of paper, made from a plant of the same name
Thales, Anaximander, Anaximenes
Viewed as the first real scientists
Ancient Greek scientists who proposed all matter was really made of little units called "atoms"
How tightly packed the matter in a substance is.
Ordering facts in a reasonable and systematic way.
The idea that living organisms can be spontaneously formed from non-living substances.
Father of life sciences - also believed in spontaneous generation
Thought the earth was the center of the universe and the planets and stars orbited about the earth in a series of circles. Also called the Ptolemaic system or geocentri system and does not move.
Father of the scientific method
The thought that the sun is at the center of everything and assumption that all of the planets, including the earth, travel around the sun.
Used mathematical data to support the heliocentric system and found the oval or ellipse pattern the planets use to travel around the sun.
Collected evidence to support the heliocentric view, even though the Roman Catholic church forced him to stop officially promoting the view.
Sir Isaac Newton
One of the greatest scientists of all time.
Laid down 3 laws of motion, laws of gravity, developed calculus and showed white light is composed of many different colors of light.
Founder of modern Chemistry
Antoine Laurent Lavoisier
Discovered the Law of Mass Conservation
Law of Mass Conservation
Matter cannot be created or destroyed. It can only change form.
Founder of modern atomic theory.
Known for his Theory of Evolution which explains how we got here withour reference to a Creator.
Wrote "The Origin of the Species"
Immutability of the species
The mistaken idea that living creatures cannot change.
Destroyed the idea of spontaneous generation and was know for his work with vaccines.
Know for her study of reproduction or genetics
Founder of Modern Pyhsics
Came up with the First Law of Thermodynamics
First Law of Thermodynamics
Energy cannot be created or destroyed. It can only change forms.
Developed a picture of the atom and even had a model named after him.
Known for his Theory of Relativity and Quantum Mechanics.
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