Scientific and Engineering Practices
Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information
- Copernicus contributed the heliocentric or sun-centered conception of the universe.
- Kepler contributed the three laws of planetary motion Galileo contributed through telescopic observations that materials in universe were more earth like rather than ethereal.
- Newton contributed the laws of motion and universal gravitation.
- Einstein contributed the theories of relativity.
Students are able to:
- Identify relevant evidence found in case studies from the history of science on Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Newton, and Einstein.
- Evaluate the validity, reliability of evidence along with its ability to support reasonable arguments.
Students understand that:
- Science knowledge is a result of human endeavor, imagination, and creativity.
- Individuals and teams from many nations and cultures have contributed to science and to advances in engineering.
- Technological advances have influenced the progress of science and science has influenced advances in technology.