Scientists from Ancient Greece - Did some REALLY COOL STUFF
Thales and some others - who may have started it all
And FAMOUS SCIENTISTS different lists and ways to search ...
How is this or how are they important to us today? What could we possibly have in common?
Well, For example: We are studying MOTION. 2500 years people were too...
Looking for evidence of acceleration and gravity? Have you ever REALLY watched water fall? Have you ?
Strato (who died around 268 B.C., he is sometimes called Straton) did. he observed much more carefully than Aristotle, and realized that falling bodies usually accelerate. He made two important points: rainwater pouring off a corner of a roof is clearly moving faster when it hits the ground than it was when it left the roof, because a continuous stream can be seen to break into drops which then become spread further apart as they fall towards the ground.
Famous in the history of "Discovery" is Archimedes' shout... EUREKA!! .. truth or fable?
We are not certain,... but the math is proven!
We still use the word today.... ( and the math!)
So what should one look for in a biography of a scientist?
Students should read about the phenomenon that was studied, how the experimental apparatus was configured, what was done with the findings, what specific errors and corrections were made, where ideas came from, and how the scientist’s colleagues, the public, the press, the government, or the funders reacted to the work. Students should be aware that scientists
encounter obstacles and experience setbacks as well as successes. Students should consider books that describe the work done by men and women in different areas of science, from various cultures, and who lived in different time periods.
Here is a great site to get one started searching for Great Women in Science... (yes, it is OK to play the games while you are at it)
The Web site iWASwondering.org is inspired by Women's Adventures in Science, a biography series for middle-school-aged students co-published by the Joseph Henry Press and Scholastic Library Publishing. Women's Adventures in Science chronicles the lives of contemporary, working scientists. Despite their varied backgrounds and life stories, these remarkable women all share one important belief: the work they do is important and it can make the world a better place.
....Many have made great sacrifices... often breaking social barriers along the way..
Scientists change and improve how we understand the universe... Sir Isaac for example..
Other links for scientists
Famous Scientists and a Time Line of Scientists, a TOP TEN LIST you might even find a video of your scientist here on "BIOGRAPHY"
Here is a site that was put together by another student working on the same project
Sizzling Smart Scientists .
Don't forget your textbooks may provide examples too!
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What have you discovered?
Have you ever had a EUREKA moment?
Who interests you most?