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Natural Science - Year I

Chat times for 2019-2020
9-10:30am ET/6-7:30am PT

Dr. Christe Ann McMenomy

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Scholars Online Natural Science
Units for the First Year for 2018-2019

Scholars Online Natural Science Year I Syllabus
Chat Sessions, Lecture Topics, Lab Exercises

Chat DateUnitHistory TopicScience TopicLab
19/4/20180Preparing for chatDoing written assignmentsLab reports
29/11/20181What is ScienceThe divisio scientiarumBasic Observation
39/18/20182Scientific Observation and the Experimental MethodWeather: The Movement of AirWeather Observations
49/25/20183Requirements for ScienceWeather: Fronts and StormsHumidity
510/2/20184Creation Stories and NatureNaked-Eye Astronomy 1: Days, Years, SeasonsThe Motions of the Sun
610/9/20185Ancient ObservationsNaked-Eye Astronomy 2: Sun, Moon, PlanetsPlanetary Observations
710/16/20186Basic Algebra, NumeralsCounting, Measuring, AccuracyMeasurement and Error
810/23/20187Greek Mathematics: Pythagoras, Euclid, ApolloniusProportion and PeriodicitySound
910/30/20188Ionian and Eleatic Monistic MaterialistsMatter: Volume, Density, and other basic characteristicsMeasuring Density
1011/6/20189Greek Theories of MotionDisplacement, Velocity, and AccelerationMeasuring Velocity and Acceleration
1111/13/201810Eudoxus and Aristotle: Model of the UniversePtolemy: Model of the UniverseNaked Eye Observations of the Planets
1211/20/201811Aristotle and ClassificationClassification Systems and Vertebrate Life FormsField Lab #2A
1311/27/201812Aristotle and Invertebrate LifeThe Classification of InvertebratesField Lab #2B
1412/4/201813Theophrastus and Plant LifeThe Classification of PlantsField Lab #3
1512/11/201814Archimedes and HeroMachinesBuilding a Simple Machine
1612/18/201815Roman EngineeringStatic EquilibriumResisting Forces
181/1/2019New Year
191/8/201916Thinking about HistoryThinking about ScienceScientific Methods
201/15/201917Review: The End of the Ancient WorldReview Review
211/22/201918Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance History of ScienceHistory: a timeline of events, 400 ce - 1700 ceTBD
221/29/201919Early Christian Fathers and ScienceSound and MusicVibrating Strings
232/5/201920Arab ScienceOpticsLenses
242/12/201921Medieval CosmosMathematics of MotionTBD
252/19/201922Leonardo and Scientific IllustrationHuman Anatomy 1: Bones and MusclesDissection of an Earthworm
262/26/201923Andreas VesaliusHuman Anatomy 2: The Nervous System Taste
273/5/201924William HarveyHuman Anatomy 3: CirculationCapillaries
283/12/201925Robert Hook and the MicroscopeHuman Anatomy 4: CellsMicroscope Basics
293/19/201935Francis BaconThe idea of NatureInduction and Deduction in experiments
303/26/201926The Copernican RevolutionThe Solar SystemObserving Planets
314/2/201927Brahe, Kepler, and the Early Followers of CopernicusIndividual PlanetsGalilean Observations of Venus and Jupiter
324/9/201928Galileo Galilei and Heliocentric TheoriesParallax and Pendulum EvidenceGalilean Observations of the Sun and Moon
334/16/2019Holy Week
344/23/201929Galileo Galilei and MechanicsFalling Bodies: Under constant accelerationGalilean Pendulum Experiment
354/30/201930Isaac Newton and the Laws of MotionNewton's Laws of MotionFalling Bodies II
365/7/201931William GilbertMagnetismMapping Magnetic Fields
375/14/201932Isaac Newton and Universal LawsThe Law of GravityTBD
385/21/201933The Accomplishments of the Scientific RevolutionThe Renaissance World ModelNone
395/28/2019Review; Final thoughts