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Natural Science - Year I

Chat times for 2021-2022
11:00am-12:30p ET/8:00a-9:30a PT

Dr. Christe Ann McMenomy

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Scholars Online Natural Science
Units for the First Year

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

This course has two sections. Students should enroll in either the Tuesday or Friday section and attend chat once a week

WeekChat DateUnitHistory TopicScience TopicLab
19/10/20210Preparing for chatDoing written assignmentsLab reports
29/17/20211What is ScienceThe divisio scientiarumBasic Observation
39/24/20212Scientific Observation and the Experimental MethodWeather: The Movement of AirWeather Observations
410/1/20213Requirements for ScienceWeather: Fronts and StormsHumidity
510/8/20214Creation Stories and NatureNaked-Eye Astronomy 1: Days, Years, SeasonsThe Motions of the Sun
610/15/20215Ancient ObservationsNaked-Eye Astronomy 2: Sun, Moon, PlanetsPlanetary Observations
710/22/20216Basic Algebra, NumeralsCounting, Measuring, AccuracyMeasurement and Error
810/29/20217Greek Mathematics: Pythagoras, Euclid, ApolloniusProportion and PeriodicitySound
911/5/20218Ionian and Eleatic Monistic MaterialistsMatter: Volume, Density, and other basic characteristicsMeasuring Density
1011/12/20219Greek Theories of MotionDisplacement, Velocity, and AccelerationMeasuring Velocity and Acceleration
1111/19/202110Eudoxus and Aristotle: Model of the UniversePtolemy: Model of the UniverseNaked Eye Observations of the Planets
1312/3/202111Aristotle and ClassificationClassification Systems and Vertebrate Life FormsField Lab #2A
1412/10/202112Aristotle and Invertebrate LifeThe Classification of InvertebratesField Lab #2B
1512/17/202113Theophrastus and Plant LifeThe Classification of PlantsField Lab #3
1712/31/2021New Year's
181/7/202214Archimedes and HeroMachinesBuilding a Simple Machine
191/14/202215Roman EngineeringStatic EquilibriumResisting Forces
201/21/202216Thinking about HistoryThinking about ScienceScientific Methods
211/28/202217Review: The End of the Ancient WorldReview Review
222/4/202218Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance History of ScienceHistory: a timeline of events, 400AD - 1700 ADTBD
232/11/202219Early Christian Fathers and ScienceSound and MusicVibrating Strings
242/18/202220Arab ScienceOpticsLenses
252/25/202221Medieval CosmosMathematics of MotionTBD
263/4/202222Leonardo and Scientific IllustrationHuman Anatomy 1: Bones and MusclesDissection of an Earthworm
273/11/202223Andreas VesaliusHuman Anatomy 2: The Nervous System Taste
283/18/202224William HarveyHuman Anatomy 3: CirculationCapillaries
293/25/202225Robert Hook and the MicroscopeHuman Anatomy 4: CellsMicroscope Basics
304/1/202235Francis BaconThe Idea of NatureInduction and Deduction in experiments
314/8/202226The Copernican RevolutionThe Solar SystemObserving Planets
324/15/2022Holy Week
334/22/202227Brahe, Kepler, and the Early Followers of CopernicusIndividual PlanetsGalilean Observations of Venus and Jupiter
344/29/202228Galileo Galilei and Heliocentric TheoriesParallax and Pendulum EvidenceGalilean Observations of the Sun and Moon
355/6/202229Galileo Galilei and MechanicsFalling Bodies: Under constant accelerationGalilean Pendulum Experiment
365/13/202230Isaac Newton and the Laws of MotionNewton's Laws of MotionFalling Bodies II
375/20/202231William GilbertMagnetismMapping Magnetic Fields
385/27/202232Isaac Newton and Universal LawsThe Law of GravityTBD
396/3/202233The Accomplishments of the Scientific RevolutionThe Renaissance World ModelNone