Activity Overview

The Scientific Revolution offered society a number of alternative theories to some big questions. These theories of the tackled questions ranging from, ”How does the universe work?” and “What is the essential material that all things are made of?” to “How does the human body function?”

Students will organize the concepts of the Scientific Revolution into three categories on the grid layout: Universe, Body, and Material World. The storyboard should answer these questions:

  1. What new theories were developed regarding the functioning of the human body?
  2. What new theories were developed regarding man’s place in the universe?
  3. What new theories were developed regarding the functioning of the natural world?

Extended Activity

Students can choose which innovation or theory they feel had the biggest long-term impact. Then, they can research how the theory/innovation evolved and defend their choice by creating a storyboard that illustrates the long-term impact.

Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Create a storyboard that analyzes the new scientific views that came out of the Scientific Revolution and sort them into three categories: Universe, Body, and Material World.

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. In the first row, describe at least two examples of the new theories that pertained to the Universe.
  3. In the second and third rows, do the same for Body and Material World.
  4. Create illustrations for each example using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
  5. Save and submit your storyboard.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 9-12

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual or Group

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