ISP Chapter 3 - Chapter 3 The Birth of Modern Science A...

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Chapter 3: The Birth of Modern Science A QUICK OVERVIEW Ancient people of central Africa could predict seasons from the orientation of the moon Days of the week named for sun, moon, and visible planets WHAT DID THEY ACCOMPLISH Time using o Sun and sun dials o Position phase of moon o Position of stars ENGLAND: STONEHENGE 91550 b.c CHINA: EARLIEST KNOW RECORDS OF SUPERNOVA EXPLOSIONS FRANCE: DOTS YUCATAN, MEXICO: MAYAN STRUCTURE AT CHICHEN ITZA MAYANS PREDICTED ECLIPCSES “USED 0” IN MATH SW U.S: SUN DAGGER MARKS SUMMER SOLSTICE SOUTH PACIFIC: POLYNESIANS WERE VERY SKILLED AAT CELESTIAL NAVIGATION ACCOMPLISMENTS Time keeping Navigation Predicting seasons Predicting eclipses GREEKS Our mathematical and scientific heritage originated with the middle east Greeks were the first people known to make Model s of nature They tried to explain the patterns in nature without resorting to myths and supernatural explanations Eratosthenes accurately measured size of Earth from light from the sun at angles Greek philosophers believed earth was the
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course ISP 205 taught by Professor Donahue during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

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