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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

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

Chat DateUnitHistory TopicScience TopicLab
19/3/20190Preparing for chatDoing written assignmentsLab reports
29/10/20191What is ScienceThe divisio scientiarumBasic Observation
39/17/20192Scientific Observation and the Experimental MethodWeather: The Movement of AirWeather Observations
49/24/20193Requirements for ScienceWeather: Fronts and StormsHumidity
510/1/20194Creation Stories and NatureNaked-Eye Astronomy 1: Days, Years, SeasonsThe Motions of the Sun
610/8/20195Ancient ObservationsNaked-Eye Astronomy 2: Sun, Moon, PlanetsPlanetary Observations
710/15/20196Basic Algebra, NumeralsCounting, Measuring, AccuracyMeasurement and Error
810/22/20197Greek Mathematics: Pythagoras, Euclid, ApolloniusProportion and PeriodicitySound
910/29/20198Ionian and Eleatic Monistic MaterialistsMatter: Volume, Density, and other basic characteristicsMeasuring Density
1011/5/20199Greek Theories of MotionDisplacement, Velocity, and AccelerationMeasuring Velocity and Acceleration
1111/12/201910Eudoxus and Aristotle: Model of the UniversePtolemy: Model of the UniverseNaked Eye Observations of the Planets
1211/19/201911Aristotle and ClassificationClassification Systems and Vertebrate Life FormsField Lab #2A
1311/26/201912Aristotle and Invertebrate LifeThe Classification of InvertebratesField Lab #2B
1412/3/201913Theophrastus and Plant LifeThe Classification of PlantsField Lab #3
1512/10/201914Archimedes and HeroMachinesBuilding a Simple Machine
1612/17/201915Roman EngineeringStatic EquilibriumResisting Forces
1812/31/2019New Year
191/7/202016Thinking about HistoryThinking about ScienceScientific Methods
201/14/202017Review: The End of the Ancient WorldReview Review
211/21/202018Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance History of ScienceHistory: a timeline of events, 400AD - 1700 ADTBD
221/28/202019Early Christian Fathers and ScienceSound and MusicVibrating Strings
232/4/202020Arab ScienceOpticsLenses
242/11/202021Medieval CosmosMathematics of MotionTBD
252/18/202022Leonardo and Scientific IllustrationHuman Anatomy 1: Bones and MusclesDissection of an Earthworm
262/25/202023Andreas VesaliusHuman Anatomy 2: The Nervous System Taste
273/3/202024William HarveyHuman Anatomy 3: CirculationCapillaries
283/10/202025Robert Hook and the MicroscopeHuman Anatomy 4: CellsMicroscope Basics
293/17/202035Francis BaconThe idea of NatureInduction and Deduction in experiments
303/24/202026The Copernican RevolutionThe Solar SystemObserving Planets
313/31/202027Brahe, Kepler, and the Early Followers of CopernicusIndividual PlanetsGalilean Observations of Venus and Jupiter
324/7/2020Holy Week
334/14/202028Galileo Galilei and Heliocentric TheoriesParallax and Pendulum EvidenceGalilean Observations of the Sun and Moon
344/21/202029Galileo Galilei and MechanicsFalling Bodies: Under constant accelerationGalilean Pendulum Experiment
354/28/202030Isaac Newton and the Laws of MotionNewton's Laws of MotionFalling Bodies II
365/5/202031William GilbertMagnetismMapping Magnetic Fields
375/12/202032Isaac Newton and Universal LawsThe Law of GravityTBD
385/19/202033The Accomplishments of the Scientific RevolutionThe Renaissance World ModelNone
395/26/202034Review; Final thoughts