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Natural Science - Year I

Chat times for 2020-2021
Section 1: Tuesday
9-10:30am ET/6-7:30am PT

Section 2: Friday
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

Tuesday
Section 1
Friday
Section 2
UnitHistory TopicScience TopicLab
19/1/20209/4/20200Preparing for chatDoing written assignmentsLab reports
29/8/20209/11/20201What is ScienceThe divisio scientiarumBasic Observation
39/15/20209/18/20202Scientific Observation and the Experimental MethodWeather: The Movement of AirWeather Observations
49/22/20209/25/20203Requirements for ScienceWeather: Fronts and StormsHumidity
59/29/202010/2/20204Creation Stories and NatureNaked-Eye Astronomy 1: Days, Years, SeasonsThe Motions of the Sun
610/6/202010/9/20205Ancient ObservationsNaked-Eye Astronomy 2: Sun, Moon, PlanetsPlanetary Observations
710/13/202010/16/20206Basic Algebra, NumeralsCounting, Measuring, AccuracyMeasurement and Error
810/20/202010/23/20207Greek Mathematics: Pythagoras, Euclid, ApolloniusProportion and PeriodicitySound
910/27/202010/30/20208Ionian and Eleatic Monistic MaterialistsMatter: Volume, Density, and other basic characteristicsMeasuring Density
1011/3/202011/6/20209Greek Theories of MotionDisplacement, Velocity, and AccelerationMeasuring Velocity and Acceleration
1111/10/202011/13/202010Eudoxus and Aristotle: Model of the UniversePtolemy: Model of the UniverseNaked Eye Observations of the Planets
1211/17/202011/20/202011Aristotle and ClassificationClassification Systems and Vertebrate Life FormsField Lab #2A
1311/24/202011/27/2020Thanksgiving
1412/1/202012/4/202012Aristotle and Invertebrate LifeThe Classification of InvertebratesField Lab #2B
1512/8/202012/11/202013Theophrastus and Plant LifeThe Classification of PlantsField Lab #3
1612/15/202012/18/202014Archimedes and HeroMachinesBuilding a Simple Machine
1712/22/202012/25/2020Christmas
1812/29/20201/1/2021New Years
191/5/20211/8/202115Roman EngineeringStatic EquilibriumResisting Forces
201/12/20211/15/202116Thinking about HistoryThinking about ScienceScientific Methods
211/19/20211/22/202117Review: The End of the Ancient WorldReview Review
221/26/20211/29/202118Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance History of ScienceHistory: a timeline of events, 400AD - 1700 ADTBD
232/2/20212/5/202119Early Christian Fathers and ScienceSound and MusicVibrating Strings
242/9/20212/12/202120Arab ScienceOpticsLenses
252/16/20212/19/202121Medieval CosmosMathematics of MotionTBD
262/23/20212/26/202122Leonardo and Scientific IllustrationHuman Anatomy 1: Bones and MusclesDissection of an Earthworm
273/2/20213/5/202123Andreas VesaliusHuman Anatomy 2: The Nervous System Taste
283/9/20213/12/202124William HarveyHuman Anatomy 3: CirculationCapillaries
293/16/20213/19/202125Robert Hook and the MicroscopeHuman Anatomy 4: CellsMicroscope Basics
303/23/20213/26/202135Francis BaconThe Idea of NatureInduction and Deduction in experiments
313/30/20214/2/2021Holy Week
324/6/20214/9/202126The Copernican RevolutionThe Solar SystemObserving Planets
334/13/20214/16/202127Brahe, Kepler, and the Early Followers of CopernicusIndividual PlanetsGalilean Observations of Venus and Jupiter
344/20/20214/23/202128Galileo Galilei and Heliocentric TheoriesParallax and Pendulum EvidenceGalilean Observations of the Sun and Moon
354/27/20214/30/202129Galileo Galilei and MechanicsFalling Bodies: Under constant accelerationGalilean Pendulum Experiment
365/4/20215/7/202130Isaac Newton and the Laws of MotionNewton's Laws of MotionFalling Bodies II
375/11/20215/14/202131William GilbertMagnetismMapping Magnetic Fields
385/18/20215/21/202132Isaac Newton and Universal LawsThe Law of GravityTBD
395/25/20215/28/202133The Accomplishments of the Scientific RevolutionThe Renaissance World ModelNone