Unit III: The Emerging Modern West

Focus: The Scientific Revolution

Documentary: 400 Years of the Telescope




Scientists and their contributions referenced in the documentary

Challenges faced by early scientists and astronomers

·         Church

·         Limited technology

Lasting Contributions

How the invention of photography made astronomy and astrophysics possible




Understand: Galileo's turning the telescope to the heavens was a decisive moment in the history of human thought.



Do: Determine the following: Modern science: Imitation or innovation?




Film Notes: Record the information for the “to know” list above in your notebook.