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Elizabeth Pena-Nunez Scientific Method Assignment HIS 204 Wilmington University Answer the following questions: 1. What was the scientific method? The scientific method is a process for experimentation that is used to explore observations and answer questions. 2. What does heliocentric mean? having or representing the sun as the center, as in the accepted astronomical model of the solar system. 2. For each of the following scientists answer all of the questions: (Ten points per person) Nicolaus Copernicus; Tycho Brahe; Johannes Kepler; Galileo Galilei; Francis Bacon, Rene Descartes; Sir Isaac Newton. What ideas about the universe did the scientist invent or argue? How did he use the scientific method? What did his contemporaries think of his ideas? What do we think of them today? How did their discovery affect the modern world? Scien tist Ideas of univers e Scientific method Contemporaries thoughts Toda y thou ghts Affect modern world Tycho Brahe Advocat ed an alternati ve to Ptolemai c geocent ric system Tycho Brahe employed the scientific method because he asked questions about the motions of stars and planets determined the precise motions
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