All of the great inventions — cars, planes, computers, the Internet, etc. — wouldn’t have happened without scientists. Space exploration, deep sea adventures, and Arctic quests are led by scientists. The study of plants, animals, and life-saving medical treatments are all part of science. Without science we wouldn’t have the world today or tomorrow.
In this course series, Athena’s students will take a trek through history as they time travel back to the birth of science using the Story of Science text as the framework for learning. Students will find out about the movers and shakers of science using primary source analysis, critical thinking, and interactive web tools.
Through our discussion-based webinars, we will focus on the connections between scientists and how science progressed and changed our world. From ideas to inventions this course will inform, engage and inspire!
Newton takes us on our journey through the second book in The Story of Science series. We will travel to the time of Copernicus and then examine the accomplishments of Galileo, Kepler, and Descartes. We will explore Newton’s ideas on gravity, motion, colors, calculus, and Earth’s place in the universe. These scientists set the stage for modern physics, astronomy, mathematics, and chemistry.
(We save space-time, singularities, etc. for Story of Science – Einstein.)
Note to Parents:
- The Story of Science – Aristotle and The Story of Science – Newton follow in progression in the same time slot every year:
- The Story of Science – Aristotle: Fall Semester
- The Story of Science – Newton: Spring Semester
- The Story of Science – Aristotle course is not a prerequisite for the The Story of Science – Newton course.
- When offered, The Story of Science – Einstein Adds a New Dimension is taught at a different time slot in the fall by a different instructor.