Mr. Witter's Lesson Plan: Charting Scientific Breakthroughs
During this in class activity, you will work in Response Groups to complete flow charts chronicling the development and impact of five scientific breakthroughs of the Scientific Revolution.
This Response Group activity allows students to create flow charts chronicling five scientific breakthroughs of the Scientific Revolution. Groups receive partially complete flow charts that trace the scientific breakthroughs of William Harvey, Galileo Galilei, Nicolaus Copernicus, Issac Newton, and Andreas Vesalius from their origins to the lasting impact of their discoveries. Groups then attempt to place pieces of information relating to one of the five scientists into appropriate categories of the flow chart. Presenters from each group present to the class their findings about each scientist. Afterward, the teacher reveals the correct answers.
After your group has completed the charts, and had them checked, take notes in a table, like the example below.