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The Scientific Methods: Crash Course History of Science #14

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How do we know what we know? Examine the asker of this, and many other questions, during the 14th installment in a 15-part History of Science video series. The narrator explains the important contributions made by Galileo, Bacon, and Descartes to the way we approach scientific discovery.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the resource to explain the scientific method 
  • Introduce the class to some of Descartes' philosophies on science through extended reading
Classroom Considerations
  • Does not require prior knowledge
  • The video skillfully weaves together the stories of the main characters to show the progression of scientific thought 
  • Interesting subject matter makes the resource very enjoyable
  • None
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