Chapter 15 Classroom Connections-Textbook, classwork, projects, worksheets...etc

Scientific Revolution and the Age of Exploration

Great Voyages of Discovery Map Page 493

Conducting and Experiment Pages 494-495

Chapter 15 Lesson 1 History of Scientific Thought Pages 496-501

Chapter 15 Lesson 2 The Scientific Revolution Pages 502-507

Chapter 15 Lesson 3 The Age of Exploration Pages 510-517

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Chapter 15 Internet Resources-Use the following web pages to learn more about Exploration and the Scientific Revolution

Standard 7.10 - Students analyze the historical developments of the Scientific Revolution and its lasting effect on religious, political, and cultural institutions.

Trial of Galileo Galilei

Nicolaus Copernicus - The father of astronomy

Sir Francis Bacon - Sir Francis Bacon was an English lawyer, statesman, essayist, historian, intellectual reformer, philosopher, and champion of modern science

Inventors and Inventions - Search for inventors and inventions by name, historical era, country, or field. Under A you will find everything from adhesive tape to Archimedes with a working level demonstrated. Each entry is a brief encyclopedic description, many enhanced by pictures. Sir Isaac Newton - Read about the man who discovered gravity

Age of Discovery


Standard 7.11 - Students analyze political and economic change during the Age of Exploration.

Why Explorers Explored the World - This site has factual information, timelines, links for pictures and much more information

The Columbus Navigation Homepage - Examining the History, Navigation, and Landfall of Christopher Columbus

1492: An Ongoing Voyage

Columbus Letter to the King and Queen of Spain

The European Voyages of Exploration

Discoverers of Alphabet

Latitude - How it changed the knowledge of the world

Spanish Exploration and Conquest of Native America - Here is the conquest of America from a Native American perspective. Cabeza de Vaca's eight years in North America, starting in 1528, set the stage for Hernando de Soto to lead an army of settlers from Havana, Spain's "Ellis Island," into America in the 1540's. This is an extensive site with maps and primary source materials.

The Conquistadors